A panel discussion on GREEN BURIALS
Many of us strive to live in a sustainable and environmentally-conscious way.
Shouldn’t our death and funeral arrangements honor the environment as well?
A few generations ago, all burials in the US were “green” burials, part of the natural
cycle of life and death. Come learn about why interest in this practice is growing. The
panel will talk about the history and options for green burial and about what we can
do to establish green burials in Bolton.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Bolton Public Library,
738 Main St, Bolton, MA
RESCHEDULED for June 6, 2018
7pm to 8:30
First Parish Church of Groton
1 Powderhouse Road, Groton, MA
For thousands of years families have taken care of their loved ones at home after death, and buried them directly in the earth with simplicity and dignity.
These affordable and environmentally friendly choices are still possible today.
You may not realize that…
• Embalming is not required.
• A family can fill out and file the death certificate.
• A family can transport the deceased to the cemetery or crematory.
• Natural burials are legal in Massachusetts, but few cemeteries in the state are performing them.
• Each cremation uses fossil fuels for 2 to 3 hours at 1900 degrees, releases mercury and other pollutants into the air and produces 250 to 350 lbs. of carbon dioxide.
This program will introduce you to natural burial and home funerals. It will describe the enormous personal benefits that come with this profound moment in a family’s life.
Come learn about re-establishing these loving traditions, the legal facts and logistical details. Find out why and how you can change the rules for your cemetery or create a new burial ground that conserves open space. There will be time for discussion, questions and answers.
Featured Speaker ~ Candace Currie
Candace is the Director of Planning & Cemetery Development at Mount Auburn Cemetery, which has been allowing natural burials since 2014, and
the Director of Green Burial Massachusetts, Inc.
Introduction by Peg Lorenz ~ Peg has been a home funeral guide for 12 years and is the founder of Peaceful Passage at Home. Peg has 20 years of experience with hospice care and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Home Funeral Alliance.
Contact Peg Lorenz at 978-425-6602
This event is offered free of charge.
Donations will be accepted.