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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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Coffee Grounds: Don't Throw them away! Reuse them! by Casey Nicholson of www.howtodothings.com According to CBS News, “More than 50 percent of Americans drink coffee everyday — three to four cups each, more than 330 million cups a day and counting.” If you are reading this article, you most likely fall within that 50 percent. Now that all the coffee is accounted for, what about those leftover grounds?
PLANT A NOTION "Going green" doesn't have to be a daunting task that means sweeping life changes. Simple things can make a difference. The contents of this list might not be new, but they bear repeating. Sometimes it takes a few reminders for things take root. 1.