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Update: Green Burials - now available on You Tube

Updated: Jul 25, 2022

photo credit Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

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Natural burial offers a gentler goodbye. The natural burial movement began in the 1990’s and has gained momentum as more people appreciate that their connection and responsibility to the earth does not need to stop at death. Buried in a biodegradable casket or shroud, the body returns carbon and other minerals to the earth. Natural burial grounds bear no resemblance to conventional cemeteries. Rather than manicured lawns with rows of tombstones, imagine a meadow or woodland, which is restored and protected in its natural ecosystem. Natural burial also offers people an alternative to environmentally harmful cremation. Note: If you live in Ontario, find out more about contacting your MPP about this important issue before the election. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Mary Nash is a member of Community Deathcare Ottawa, and has followed developments in alternative funeral options, including Green Burials, since the early 2000s , in addition to a general involvement in alternative funeral options. Nash was a founding board member of the Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa, and Green Burial coordinator for the Federation of Ontario Memorial Societies, 2009-2015

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