Green Burials - Capitol Connection webinar

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People use green burial practices to bury a fake body in the Keweenaw Peninsula. (Courtesy of Keweenaw Green Burial Alliance)

If you're reading this email, you're likely one who wants to limit their mark on the world. Recycling more, driving less, buying energy-efficient appliances—and NOT buying a casket?

Growing numbers of people are choosing to carry their eco-conscious morals to the grave. In place of expensive and environmentally harmful traditional burials, some Michigan cemeteries are offering green burials. People are buried in such a way that their bodies can decompose into the earth.

Like a bunch of banana peels or cartons-worth of egg shells, our bodies can turn into compost that feeds flora well. Green burials allow that to happen. But this method can also reduce pollutants from the funerary industry, protect the health of its accompanying workforce, and even preserve and restore habitat.

Just how, where, and why green burials work is the area of expertise of our next Capitol Connection webinar guest this Friday: the Keweenaw Green Burial Alliance. This new Michigan Environmental Council member group is dedicated to the support and development of green burial practices in the Keweenaw Peninsula of the Upper Peninsula and surrounding areas.

Join board member Stephen Jukuri to learn more.


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May 19, 2023 at 11:30am - 12pm
Beau Brockett ·