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A Brilliant Idea to Bring Dead Loved Ones Back to Life

Claire Fordham | Posted 03.08.2016 | Green
Claire Fordham

The first anniversary of Dad's death was looming. His ashes were still sitting in a generic plastic urn in his study, surrounded by photographs of his family. And we couldn't decide what to do with them.

Coffee Tycoon's Ashes Interred In The Iconic Pot He Made Famous

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.19.2016 | Weird News

In life as in death, it was all about the coffee for Renato Bialetti. When the 93-year-old Italian entrepreneur who brought the stove-top Moka coffee ...

Ashes Of Army Veteran Sent To Wrong Address, Wash. Woman Returns Urn To Family

Posted 02.07.2012 | Good News

When Karen Smith opened a package addressed to her, she found dog tags and an inscribed urn. A sad moment made more devastating: They did not belo...

Natural Burial Is Gaining Ground: Advocates Are Speaking Up Across North America

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

Throughout the United States there is increasing interest in natural burial as a way to honor lives that have been lived with care for the planet.

Natural Burial Is a Gentler Way to Leave

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.

Natural Burial Expo 2010: Learn How to "Green" Your Farewell

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

The Natural Burial Expo 2010 is being held on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday April 25, 2010 at St. Paul's Christian Church in Raleigh, NC. Organizers r...