Green Burial and Land Conservation (249)

pm249_560“I want to die and be returned to the earth so that I have the least harmful impact… Not just to live that way but to die that way. I’d like to become the compost for a beautiful tree that bears fruit to feed the next generation.” Brandy Gallagher of O.U.R. Ecovillage relates how land trusts are protecting land for future generations by providing spaces for green burials.

Green burials are an environmentally-conscious alternative to costly and toxic funeral products and processes. For our final act, we can “use our dying for the living.” (O.U.R. Ecovillage’s Commemorative Legacy Project and Green Burial Scattering Grounds, the first of its kind in Canada, opened soon after this video was recorded). Episode 249. [ourecovillage.org]

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