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Dying to Be Green: The Green Burial Movement

As so many of us across the globe focus more on the environmental impact our lives make, the role of one very common activity continues to be largely overlooked: our funeral practices. The typical fu…

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Can Human Bodies Become Compost?

Our burial practices are generally a taboo topic. We donít like to think about death, least of all how our burials will affect the environment. Unfortunately, burials arenít very sustainable, so letís…

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How to Turn Into a Tree When You Die

Want to give back to the earth when you pass? Here's an amazing new option sidestepping traditional cremation and burial -- both of which take their toll on our environment. A funerary urn made from b…

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7 Ways to Love the Earth After You Die

A fun way to start the new year ... no really! We love the Green Reaper, aka Elizabeth Fournier, and the discussion we had with her on green ways to die. Elizabeth Fournier is author and funeral direc…

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What Animals in Nature Can Teach us About Love & Sex

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime -†Podcast here! Just us Green Divas this week. A busy show with a lot of content squeezed in between the fun. First …

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Keeping Green After Irene & Fun with the Green Reaper

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime - Podcast here! We all survived Irene out here in the Northeast. Phew. But, some of us experienced major, historic floo…

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The Greenest Way to Die

By Katherine Butler, MNN Want to go green in death? Here's a process that may allow you to do just that. Resomation involves an alkaline hydrolysis process that dissolves a body into both a liq…

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Consider a Green Funeral

Fifty-six million people die each year, worldwide. What a mess we'd be in if all cultures and religions promoted the embalmed-and-buried-in-a-concrete-vault model that is customary in the United State…

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