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.
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