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Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting of a plank or two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pains, nor floods of great light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow.

-Mark Helprin

 

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Thursday, September 02, 2010
Dying to be Green (AudubonMagazine.org)
Thursday, September 02, 2010 :: 1931 Views

Following the old dust-to-dust credo, a growing number of people are choosing to be laid to rest in biodegradable caskets and graveyards filled with wildflowers, not granite.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008
Seniors Embrace Green Ways
Thursday, October 09, 2008 :: 2037 Views

Economizing is important to retirees living on fixed incomes — even those in more affluent areas — but so is preserving the planet for their grandkids.

Senior communities are going green to appeal to the graying set. "There is an ever-increasing awareness among seniors," says Charles Brewer, president and CEO of Senior Quality Lifestyles Corp., a non-profit that built and operates Iburg's development and other upper-end retirement communities throughout Texas.

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Monday, September 15, 2008
The Business of Dying
Monday, September 15, 2008 :: 2239 Views

For decades, most Americans have approached the funeral in the most traditional of ways: a cemetery burial plot, a vault, metal or ornate wood casket, an embalmed body and a formal funeral service.

But with the aging of the Baby Boom generation, an environmentally sensitive group that has always taken its own path, that is all changing. More people are opting for cremation — by 2025, 51 percent of Americans will choose cremation, up from 31 percent in 2005, according to the National Funeral Directors Association — but the trend goes beyond that.

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Friday, May 09, 2008
No embalming necessary: 'Green cemetery' rises
Friday, May 09, 2008 :: 3278 Views

On his 66th birthday last May, Harry E. Echols learned he had esophageal cancer.

The prognosis was grim enough that Echols decided against treatment that might only slow the inevitable. With the help of his sister, Janet Ferguson, the Atlanta man began putting his affairs in order and arranging his funeral.

Echols never liked the idea of an embalmed body lying in a casket, a semblance of a former self, displayed for grieving family and friends. Cremation didn't appeal to him, either.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008
Burials Go Green
Thursday, April 24, 2008 :: 2671 Views :: Ramblings at Ramsey Creek

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer talks with environmental journalist Mark Harris about the new trend in burials -- going green.

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