Amazing Tree Urn What An Amazing Way To Go!!!

This Is How I Want To Be Buried Now

This Is How I Want To Be Buried Now

This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die

by Teodora Zareva

May 6, 2011, 11:50 PM

You don’t find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition.

His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer.

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I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone.

Editor’s Note: The Bios Urn is a patented design of Estudimoline, the design company of Gerard Moline, a Catalan artist and product designer who designed Bio Urn for animals in 1999. http://patentados.com/invento/urna-biodegradable.html

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I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone.

Editor’s Note: The Bios Urn is a patented design of Estudimoline, the design company of Gerard Moline, a Catalan artist and product designer who designed Bio Urn for animals in 1999. http://patentados.com/invento/urna-biodegradable.html

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PET CPR INFO YOU SHOULD KNOW

GOOD INFO TO KNOW

GOOD INFO TO KNOW

Step In2 My Green World

☛ BY POPULAR DEMAND: Learn how to save
your pet with CPR.
Summer is here, which means days at the beach, at the lake, camping etc… Our pets are like our kids and they will be more vulnerable too.
Thanks: American Red Cross
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Organic VS. Natural (THEY ARE NOT THE SAME)

FOUND THIS ON ORGANIC.ORG

FOUND THIS ON ORGANIC.ORG

Friday, August 2, 2013
Organic vs. Natural: They’re Not The Same!

There’s a lot of confusion out there about the distinction between organic and natural, and we think it’s a shame, because the differences can be huge! The first thing you should understand is that, except for meat, “natural” doesn’t have a set, strictly defined or regulated definition, while “organic” does.

When you see the word “natural” on food packaging, it can mean any number of different things, depending on where in the US you are, who the food manufacturer is and what store is carrying the product. In fact, you might be surprised to learn what can be considered “natural.”

But the term “organic” is strictly defined in the US by uniform, federal regulations. “Organic” means the food or fiber bearing the label was made with a set of farming and production practices defined and regulated, in great detail, by the USDA.

When you see “organic” on a product label or packaging, you can be assured that the organic product was made without the use of toxic, persistent pesticides, GMOs, antibiotics or artificial growth hormones.