The Bio Urn for a Blessed Farewelltweet
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust – we all know what that means but here is novel idea that someone has come up with – this bio degradable urn will help you to live on and provide new life for a tree after your death.
As many people become less religious but perhaps more spiritual or even natural, what better way to recycle yourself? After you die and are cremated, your ashes are added to the biodegradable urn containing a tree seed. When planted in a suitable spot, the tree seed (of your choice or that of your nearest and dearest) absorbs the nutrients in your ashes as well as moisture, germinates and begins to grow.
The urn itself is made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose
Isn’t this a wonderful idea for someone who cares about the planet and wants to make a final statement by reducing their carbon footprint in this way? Throughout the centuries, different cultures have had various practices when a close member of the family or community dies.
This is something completely new
If the idea caught on, there could be a special garden or park dedicated for the planting of these trees in different areas of the country so that gradually whole new woodland spaces would spring up. Little memorial or marker signs could be placed by each new tree. This would be an amazing opportunity to create protected forests as final resting places for all the right reasons – beauty, peace of mind, shade, protection, oxygen, a safe shelter for wildlife and a wonderful place for children to explore knowing that their ancestors were watching over them.
The idea came from the Catalan artist and product designer Gerard Moline who has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution. He first designed the Bio Urn for animals in 1999.