The following press release was issued by the Green Burial Alliance:
So you want a green burial—no embalming, no vault, just returning to mother earth? Learn how to plan for it at a free community workshop sponsored by the Keweenaw Green Burial Alliance (KGBA).
The workshop, “Planning a Green Burial,” will be held at the Portage Lake District Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. It’s free, and everyone is welcome.
Green burial presents families with a different set of choices in funeral planning than cremation or conventional burial does. It is important to discuss plans in advance with family and a supportive funeral director.
Members of the KGBA board will present green burial planning considerations, and there will be a chance to discuss with others the relative merits and drawbacks of green burial for yourself or a loved one. KGBA speakers will also introduce the green burial planning guide that is available free on the Alliance website: https://kgba.weebly.com.
After the workshop, participants will be prepared to extend these conversations to their family and friends, and to find and work with a funeral director to develop green burial plans that satisfy their own desires and the needs of the people in their lives.
“It is hard enough to plan for something that might never happen, but let’s face it—death WILL happen,” said Stephen Jukuri, KGBA vice president. “This workshop is a chance to get your green burial conversation started. Working through the details now can assure two things: that your burial will in fact be green, and that your family and friends will know what to expect.”
Prior registration is requested to help KGBA plan and to guarantee you a seat, although walk-ins are also welcome, as long as seats are available. You can register by calling 487-5411 or filling out a form at https://kgba.weebly.com/contact-us.html.