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Green burials are gaining traction in the Washington area (Soylent Green?)
washngtonpost.com ^ | June 6, 2011 | Rachel Saslow

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 don’t 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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There's even a company that incorporates cremated remains into a "reef ball" that provides habitat for fish.

The important thing is that this makes the dead liberal's family "feel good".

1 posted on 06/08/2011 4:28:54 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Eco-Nut Ping!


2 posted on 06/08/2011 4:29:43 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: PROCON

I’m going to be cremated in the most enviormentally unfriendly way possible. Hopefully following that I want my ashes shot into space.


3 posted on 06/08/2011 4:30:28 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: PROCON
Personally, I never quite understood the notion of embalming remains, putting them in a metal coffin and burying them in a cement vault.

Dust to dust to me means just that.

4 posted on 06/08/2011 4:32:33 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: PROCON

“Baby boomers who define themselves as environmentalists don’t want to go out with a final act of pollution,”

Oh, okay.
We’ll just feed them to the bear then.


5 posted on 06/08/2011 4:34:26 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: PROCON

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.


6 posted on 06/08/2011 4:36:24 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: PROCON

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.


7 posted on 06/08/2011 4:40:05 PM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: dirtboy
Personally, I never quite understood the notion of embalming remains, putting them in a metal coffin and burying them in a cement vault. Dust to dust to me means just that.

That's how Jews bury their dead-- no embalming, a wooden coffin, a hole in the ground.

8 posted on 06/08/2011 4:40:16 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Darksheare
Feed them to the bears...Hmmm.. How about a burial at sea, feed them to the crabs I say...

9 posted on 06/08/2011 4:40:18 PM PDT by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: dirtboy

As much as I care BFI can handle my funeral arrangements.


10 posted on 06/08/2011 4:41:16 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: Waverunner

Crabs gotta eat as well, and it is environmentally friendly too!
I’m sure the enviros will go for it!


12 posted on 06/08/2011 4:41:29 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: dirtboy

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.

;D

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.


13 posted on 06/08/2011 4:43:49 PM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: Waverunner

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.


14 posted on 06/08/2011 4:45:55 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - She’s living rent-free inside the MSM’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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To: donhunt

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.


15 posted on 06/08/2011 4:46:55 PM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: dirtboy

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.


16 posted on 06/08/2011 4:49:01 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: poobear
Everyone over 55 march into the cattle cars and do the world a favor.

Can we make it 65, or 75?

I'm still productive, I swear!..:=)

17 posted on 06/08/2011 4:50:48 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: boop

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.


18 posted on 06/08/2011 4:51:44 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: PROCON

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.


19 posted on 06/08/2011 4:56:30 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

“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.


20 posted on 06/08/2011 4:57:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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