Keeping Green After Irene & Fun with the Green Reaper

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We all survived Irene out here in the Northeast. Phew. But, some of us experienced major, historic flooding and some STILL don’t have electricity. We a lot talked about ways to cope, stay positive and as always keeping it as green as possible.

Green Diva Marie Wilson called in from Los Angeles and talked about why we should consider soy-based candles rather than parrafin. With all the candles being used, it is an excellent topic as it seems the parrafin candles can toss a lot of toxins into the room! She made some suggestions about where to find natural, non-toxic candles (see the Green Divas Radio Show blog – the latest post  has all the links and resources from the show!)

We welcomed back our favorite Green Reaper, Elizabeth Fournier, author of All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates and funeral director, who specializes in green funerals. Elizabeth has such a wonderful way of making a topic that can be difficult to discuss to accessible and downright inspiring! She talked about some amazingly creative ways people are celebrating the lives of their loved ones.

Green Diva Lisa and Green Dude Scotty had a lot of great ideas and resources to share. Please visit our website for relevant links & resources from the show – Green Divas website.

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25 comments

Warren Webber
Warren Webber1 years ago

Live long and prosper!

KS Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran4 years ago

Thanks

Shirley E.
Shirley E.4 years ago

I'm staggered that in the wake of a hurricane and extreme flooding that anyone's remotely concerned about what kind of candles they're burning. That's chilled out it's probably Zen!

Julija S.
Julija S.4 years ago

xx

Julija S.
Julija S.4 years ago

xx

Julija S.
Julija S.4 years ago

xx

Irene S.
Irene S.4 years ago

I agree with Liz Edwards--I don't want to be pumped full of toxins and left in the earth when I die. That's ten times worse than a landfill, especially because we do it on purpose! Read the book Grave Matters and discuss with your family what you want done with your remains when you die; it's a strange topic of discussion, but it's better than your family not knowing and then leaving your preserved body into a box (probably made of rare wood, too) like everyone else's. The book tells you all about mortuary practices and different methods of burial, from the most environmentally destructive (the typical burial) to the most environmentally conscious green funeral that Liz mentioned.

Tim Cheung
Tim C.4 years ago

thanks.

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

How nice. Thank you.