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The Atlantic: How to Be Eco-Friendly When You're Dead

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"Going green" is gaining popularity in many aspects of our lives, including death. But what options offered to us truly have the smallest impact on the environment?

"(Cemeteries) are kind of like landfills for dead bodies,” says philosophy professor, Phil Olson, a board member of the FCA of the Virginia Blue Ridge

Read more at the Atlantic.

 

No vacancy in Mexico City cemeteries

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In Mexico City, cemeteries are predicted to be at capacity in less than three years, with no more public space available, leading to a variety of issues. Read more at Fox News.

 

Go out with a bang!

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One of the latest of seemingly endless options to emerge in creative ways to honor the dead is having one's cremains mixed with fireworks for an explosive salute. While not everyone desires such a showy send-off, it's a great reminder to think outside of the box if you're interested in planning a unique memorial. 

KY3 News reports. 

 

The conversation, as well as the coffee, is heating up at death cafes around the country

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With Halloween approaching, we are daily reminded of death through spooky yard decorations, store displays and on television. Why not take this opportunity to have a frank discussion about death with your community?
Death cafes offer a comfortable setting to talk about death, your hopes, your fears, your questions, all while noshing on a scone and sipping coffee! 

Check out VAO News for an introduction to this growing movement.

Wanna know more? DeathCafe.com makes it easier than ever to find an upcoming death cafe near you.

 

 

An exhibit at the Met showcases the "mourning attire" of an era

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Veronique Hyland quotes Harold Koda in an article from The Cut:

"It was really unseemly for a woman not to go through full mourning." (Which, if you're keeping track, involved a year and a day of "full mourning," an additional year of so-called "half-mourning," and another six months of "ordinary mourning.")

Read about the latest costume exhibit, Death Becomes Her, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art via The Cut, on NYmag.com .

 

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:25 )
 


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