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How to Plan an Affordable Funeral

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

With the average cost of a full-service funeral running over $10,000 today, many people are seeking alternative options to make their final farewell more affordable. Depending on how you want to go, here are some money saving options to consider.

Hawaii Governor Approves Traditional Hawaiian Burial Practices

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion

HONOLULU (AP) -- The governor of Hawaii signed a bill on Tuesday ensuring that Native Hawaiians can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is...

The Environmentally Friendly, Tech-Savvy, New-Agey Way To Be Buried

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty

And they say boomers are afraid of technology! A plan in Australia laughs in the face of that stereotype and may revolutionize how we face our maker, ...

Native Hawaiians Want To Bring Back Environmentally Friendly Burial Practices

AP | CATHY BUSSEWITZ | Posted 04.17.2015 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) -- A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly ...

From Burials At Sea To Balloon Lifts, The Sky's The Limit When Burying Your Pet

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who ...

Christian Committment Leads To A Green Burial

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Growing up in small-town Georgia, John B. Johnson had family friends who ran the funeral home down the street, so the particulars of a typical A...

Go Green to the Grave in a Tricycle Hearse

Cassandra Profita | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green
Cassandra Profita

As part of its "natural burial" package, an Oregon funeral home carries coffins to the grave on a custom-built tricycle hearse. According to this K...

Jaweed Kaleem

Dealing With Death: The Growing Home Funeral Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.21.2013 | Religion

A little over five years ago, Alison and Doug Kirk held their 9-year-old daughter's hand as she lay on a futon in their Nashville living room, told he...

Staying Green After You Die

Reuters | Nina Chestney | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green

By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) - Burnt, buried or frozen and turned to powder are some of the options for dealing with the remains o...

Green Burial Options Reduce Your Impact After Death

Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: Burial and cremation are the most common ways we dispose of the dead, but while these methods are steeped...

Wars Drive Advances: How the Civil War Changed Funeral Practices

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Wars are often responsible for medical and scientific advances, and the Civil War drove the need for a new science: an improved way to handle the dead...

Green Burials Segment On MSNBC Teaches You How To "Die Green"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This afternoon on MSNBC, as part of their "Green is Universal Earth Week" coverage, Contessa Brewer anchored a segment on green burials, environmental...