Eco-Afterlife: Green Burial Options

Eco-Afterlife: Green Burial OptionsFuneral options that honor your loved one--and the planet.

Modern western-world burial practices are arguably absurd, all things considered: We pack our dearly departed with synthetic preservatives and encase them in impenetrable coffins meant to defy the natural forces of decomposition that have been turning ashes to ashes and dust to dust for eons. And in the process we give over thousands of acres of land every year to new cemetery grounds from coast to coast.

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What Consumers Really Think About Funerals

What Consumers Really Think About Funerals

More than 160 people ages 50-70 (Baby Boomers) were interviewed in-person for 90 minutes on their opinions of traditional funerals.

The goal was to better understand what modern consumers are seeking in end-of-life service or ceremony.

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How Lincoln's Assassination Launched the Funeral Industry [Smithsonian]

Lincoln’s AssassinationIn 1865, when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater, no one expected that one of the longest lasting effects of that day would be a boom in the funeral industry.

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Alkaline Hydrolysis for Human Remains

A Green Return to Dust I thought I would do a little research about alkaline hydrolysis (water cremation) because I have been hearing more and more about it lately where I live, in Southern California. Since the cremation rate in California is over 50% now and the baby boomers tend to think more “green” than their parents, grandparents, etc., I see where alkaline hydrolysis will eventually pass the legislature and people will opt for it over “fire” cremation.

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Funeral Webcasting: A Long-Distance Solution

Funeral Webcasting for Preneed ServicesLast week I had the opportunity to recommend funeral webcasting to one of my preneed agents, from the recent loss of her uncle.

Many of her family members live out of state, and would not be able to attend the funeral.

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