Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day

This year's blog action day is about the enviroment. There are many different ways that we can help keep things "green" in our house and in our neighborhood. Lately, with the fall, and other things, Death has been on my mind. I have been researching green funerals. This is one of the most concise explanations of green funerals that I have found recently. The movement towards green burials and conservation burials is still pretty new. Personally, it is the choice for me because my family has always followed the full burial trend but then doesn't have a tradition of returning to the cemetary on any regular basis. It can be years in between visits and usually those visits are only if someone happens to be in the area. Since this is the case, I honestly don't see why the burial can't give something back instead of just taking up needed resources both of land and energy.

Here are a few other links on green burial:


What is an Eco-Cemetary?


What are your burial traditions?

1 comment:

earthartist said...

Green Burial Around the World

The modern concept of natural burial began in the UK in 1993 and has since spread across the globe. According the Centre for Natural Burial, there are now several hundred natural burial grounds in the United Kingdom and half a dozen sites across the USA, with others planned in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and even China.

A natural burial allows you to use your funeral as a conservation tool to create, restore and protect urban green spaces.

The Centre for Natural Burial provides comprehensive resources supporting the development of natural burial and detailed information about natural burial sites around the world. With the Natural Burial Co-operative newsletter you can stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the rapidly growing trend of natural burial including, announcements of new and proposed natural burial sites, book reviews, interviews, stories and feature articles.

The Centre for Natural Burial