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Upcoming Event: You are invited! 
Changing Landscapes
                Exploring the growing interest in green or natural burial                                         
                          Guest Speaker: Lee Webster*

 

Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 1-3 pm
Location: Church of the Redeemer
                 5603 North Charles St. 21210

RSVP appreciated to greenburialmd@gmail.com/
Info 410-258-9343


This is the first of GBAM quarterly informational gatherings.This month we are fortunate to have a dynamic guest speaker in town. Join us for this engaging event.

*Lee Webster is the past President of the National Home Funeral Alliance, Director of New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy, and former board member of Green Burial Council. She is a writer, researcher and frequent speaker on home funerals, green burial, and funeral reform on the local and national front. 
Lee is the author of several home funeral and green burial books, including Changing Landscapes: Exploring the growth of ethical, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable green funeral practices, and has published articles and interviews that can be found in various media outlets, including The New Republic, Boston Globe, National Geographic, NPR, and many others. 

What is your organization doing?
Our new tri-fold was on display at several events:
  • Green Neighbor Festival in Frederick, MD in May 2018
  • Screening of film Living While Dying sponsored by Threshold Support Circle at Church of the Redeemer
Board members attended/presented at:
  • Maryland Land Conservation Conference
  • Jewish Burial Society and Cemetery Conference (Chevra Kadisha)
  • PG County Planners Group (American Planning Association)
  • Women Who Wonder group at Church of the Redeemer
What we are reading:

What are your choices for disposition of your body at death?
Be sure you know and understand the options.

Most people think the choice of cremation is environmentally responsible. You should know that cremation takes a great deal of energy. It also throws a lot of pollutants into the atmosphere, CO2, mercury and particulatesWhen compared to recent conventional burial practices with embalming, vaults and expensive caskets cremation may well seem preferable. It is more efficient and less expensive. In contrast, the green burial is a simple return to the earth using natural products and  and a shroud or simple casket.  Green burial offers the most environmentally responsible choice. Visit our website for more information.


 

Visit our website:  greenburialmaryland.org 
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