Skip to comments.Green burials are gaining traction in the Washington area (Soylent Green?)
Posted on 06/08/2011 4:28:46 PM PDT by PROCON
Live eco-conscious, die eco-conscious. People who drive hybrid cars, recycle, compost and eat vegetarian are showing increased interest in leaving this world in an equally Earth-friendly way: a green burial.
Baby boomers who define themselves as environmentalists dont want to go out with a final act of pollution, says Joe Sehee, executive director of the Green Burial Council, headquartered in Santa Fe, N.M. A lot of people find solace in returning to the earth naturally."
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The important thing is that this makes the dead liberal's family "feel good".
I’m going to be cremated in the most enviormentally unfriendly way possible. Hopefully following that I want my ashes shot into space.
Dust to dust to me means just that.
Baby boomers who define themselves as environmentalists dont want to go out with a final act of pollution,
We’ll just feed them to the bear then.
I had a conversation some years back with a friend about the “green” movement and I said that it was only a matter of time (IMHO) that burying people will be banned. It will be cremation or nothing. I think they will push the whole “how much land is used to bury the dead” and the “it harms mother earth” stuff. Just my opinion.
I’m logging in for this one.
Let’s just give them what they want. Everyone over 55 march into the cattle cars and do the world a favor. While the rest of the “workers” takes your last fortunes we will be a United Germany, whoops I mean a better off one world order.
No, really. The tides will subside, the climate will cooperate. We will have very rich dictators show us the way.
All hail the One World Order! /s
I wish I were drinking folks but I’m still doing my extended tax returns.
That's how Jews bury their dead-- no embalming, a wooden coffin, a hole in the ground.
As much as I care BFI can handle my funeral arrangements.
Crabs gotta eat as well, and it is environmentally friendly too!
I’m sure the enviros will go for it!
Ergo, your user name?....:)
If I had my way, they’d just drag my carcass into the woods and let nature have its way with me.
Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.
As it is, I want to be cremated and the ashes buried under a tree in my yard.
I have ~no~ desire to be planted in cemetery although, ironically, I spend a *lot* of time in them now, photographing statuary.
I like the idea of soylent green. We can feed them to starving African children. Heck it’s the libs fault they have no food in the first place.
LOL....it’s not like *you’re* gonna notice the difference....:)
Funerals are for the living, not the dead.
It makes more sense to express your love and respect for somebody while they’re still alive to hear it, IMO.
The problem is if someone dies of disease and gets “just buried” the remains can theoretically seep into the groundwater. Like poisoning a well by throwing a dead animal into it.
Can we make it 65, or 75?
I'm still productive, I swear!..:=)
I think there could be burials six feet deep without the metal caskets and cement vaults. Let the ground do what it has done since life came forth upon the Earth.
My last wife came up with the most innovative idea I’d ever heard for ‘burial’. When a person dies, cremate them then use their ashes to make a bust of them or a useful step in the garden walk or a seat out in a shaded arbor garden. I favored the statue version best. Gonna have that done and give it to my granddaughter or grandson. A ‘stpiend’ will accompany the bust, to pay for reduced room and board, perhaps a few thousand dollars should do it.
“That’s how Jews bury their dead— no embalming, a wooden coffin, a hole in the ground.”
That puts Jews about 3500 years ahead of the curve? It is amazing how some traditions no matter how old still are ahead of the times no matter what era it might be.
Washington DC is a world unto itself. The lefty group-think seems to come in the tap water there.
However consider donating your body to a local medical school. My brother-in-law died of cancer and at his wish had his body donated to the University of Minnesota Medical School. His cremated remains were as an option returned to the family about a year later and buried in the family plot. Medical schools may also give an option of mass burial of the cremated remains of all donors not claimed by families.
The way to go won’t be cremation because that will unleash to much of that new pollutant called CO2. Instead they will just recycle your remains.
We were acting in an environmentally friendly way when we tossed Bin Laden overboard.
I personally don't want to be "planted" in the ground; your suggestion of donating my body to a medical school will be considered, or cremation.
“The circle of liiiiife!”
I want to be stuffed in a large tractor tire and set on fire with a pile of radials for good measure.
heh heh...’Go Green with Saleem’
If I had the money, I’d have my head cryogenically frozen and cremate the rest. I wanna see the future in 300 years ;)
We’re horrible, but it’s funny!
My whole family has a dark humor. I don’t know where it comes from, but oh well(g)
I think the best way to dispose of a cadaver is to do what natural history museums do with animal cadavers, when they just want clean bones to display. When the cadaver is still moist, they use maggots, then when it is somewhat dried, cadaver beetles.
They are very thorough, even cleaning out the bone marrow. Then, any artificial parts can be separated out, and the bones can either be sanitized in a common bleach solution, for display in a ossuary, or they can be incinerated into ash, or just ground into a powder.
The extra insects can be compressed into high protein food for zoo animals. The entire process takes just two or three weeks, is non-polluting, and if someone is queasy about insects, if they were buried they would be consumed by insects anyway, and somewhat nastier ones.
In England, 'caskets' are, by law, simple wooden one. That's for everyone 0 Princess Dianna was buried in a simple wooden box - draped with a cover with her colors/Coat of ARms and sprays of roses from her boys
Some med school skeletons came from India, where they used some kind of ant that did the “cleaning” of the bones. There was a kind of controversy years back, that the skeletons of kids were processed this way and schools thought it was unethical to use them.
The truth is these “green burials” are cheap, cheap, cheap. Liberal Baby Boomers didn’t have kids who gave a damn about them anyway. They were more likely to abort what could have been a caring family.
Heck, even **conservative** Baby Boomers all too often abandoned their grandchildren. Think your step-kid’s going to give a darn about the funeral of some selfish jerk who spent his last dime on a fancy retirement home on a golf-course in Florida or Arizona? Not likely.
Baby Boomers should just pay that illegal alien who’s re-painting their house right now to dig a hole in the backyard while they’re at it.
If your a member of the parasite generation; stealing from future generations to pay for you, and this posts pisses you off. Don’t hit reply - instead pick up the phone and call your grand-kids, learn the name of their school teacher, coach or best friend. Don’t send me a private message, send a private message to your kids apologizing for the last selfish thing you did which hurt them or their family.
I can count a couple posters who are on our wavelength.
Check out Daffy’s post #34.
My family has an odd sense of humor, so I grew up with all kinds of hilarity going on.
Actually, as a scuba diver, I kind of liked that idea. I have dived several places where plaques had been placed to commemorate divers who happened to like that particular spot. Maybe someone will be reading my name at depth someday.
LOL....a photo is worth a thousand laughs....
Now we just need Corzine scolding the bear belly for feedig the bear.
“The truth is these green burials are cheap, cheap, cheap.”
My brother requested a “natural burial”. I didn’t believe that NY would even ALLOW such a thing, but there are a few natural burial cemeteries here.
The closest I found to him was in Ithaca (Cornell - go figure), so I pre-arranged it all for him.
When I first made the arrangements, the place had only been operating about a year. Plots were $500. I think opening/closing was the same amount (if you couldn’t dig the hole yourselves, which IS allowed). By the time he croaked, less than nine months later, the price had nearly doubled! You see, they started to get popular, directors saw the opportunity, and bounced the price.
So, it was still a bargain. They have strict rules. If you want a box burial, it can have NO junk-it must be built all of wood, no varnish, metal, etc. His children decided to bury him in a casket, and to my surprise the only one that fit the specs was really nice. It was plain, but for some reason, it just looked “better” to all of us than the traditional ones.
We had a large flat stone that we had dug from our garden the year before, that is his grave-marker.
The men of the family lowered him into the grave with ropes. And I have to say, it was a much nicer and more personal experience than I expected - much better than the usual commercial funeral and burial that we have become accustomed to.
When I go I want to be cremated and then dumped into the ventilation system at the dhimmicratic convention - I love getting under their skin ;-)
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Don't forget the funny coffins of Ghana...
Don’t get me started pal about anyone taking care of me. I’d just as sure stop all SS/Medicare payments.
Please tell me when I have to stop paying the 15 percent self employment tax too?
Let everyone die as far as I’m concerned. REALLY! NO, REALLY!
I am over the whole damned thing!
You live, have a family, provide for yourself. Period. If not? Go out in your backyard and commit suicide. Think I’m kidding?
Thank you! You’re a genius! I couldn’t find that!