Environmentalist Targets Funeral Industry To Decrease ‘Final Footprint’

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San Francisso CA
June 12, 2012

If you’ve spent your life treading lightly on the environment, you’ll probably want to give some thought to the impact of your death. Many Californians are going with burials – with a twist – so they can remain green to the grave.

Jane Hillhouse shook her head at the enormity of the comparison.

“That’s what blew me away when I started investigating,” she said. “We bury a Golden Gate Bridge every year in steel.”

Read the full article and see video (3:01) at KCBS 5

Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni & Student Assoc for alerting us to this article.


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