Green Burial

Green Burials – Life After Death

Conservation burial, green, or natural burial is a way of giving back after death. Opting for a green burial, in conjunction with a land trust, or natural preserve, reduces the environmental impact that traditional burial methods can create. Using non-toxic, biodegradable materials reduce the carbon footprint we leave behind after we are gone and ultimately contribute to the ecosystem. “Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust….” – this is how civilizations have been caring for the dead for centuries, no metal caskets, no embalming with toxic chemicals, just honoring our beloved by returning them to the earth, and through their death will blossom new life.

The Huffington Post morning show – Rise has highlighted the green burial movement. To get more on this subject, go to the Huffington Post facebook page. green-burials-life-after-death


A Will for the Woods is a must see documentary!

This is an eye-opening, engaging film, that showcases one man’s commitment to change how his community thinks about modern day funeral methods and the impact they have on our environment. The documentary focuses on Clark Wang, a musician and psychiatrist, who has been battling lymphoma for the last seven years. He has come to terms with the idea that he will most likely lose his fight and his burial would be the final outcome. This has given him time to examine and reflect on how his own death would impact the environment. He decides that his final act will be one that will in his words “set a pattern” in his community of going back to “traditional and natural ways of handling our dead”. This is a must see documentary that will have you reflecting on what you want your legacy to be, how we in our own communities can change the way we care for each other in death as we have in life, and ensure that our passing will leave a positive impact on the world we leave behind.

A Will for the Woods – Official Trailer from A Will for the Woods on Vimeo.

Please visit the official website for all the directions on where you can find the film:

A note from the A Will for the Woods team:

“If you are outside the US and Canada, we anticipate that the online and DVD version of the film will be released around the entire world this April. However, the film is available everywhere for community screenings. Please visit the SEE page on our website to find out how you can bring the film to your area and discover all the countries we are already visiting this year, including Australia, South Africa, and the UK!

Love from the A Will for the Woods team,
Amy, Jeremy, Tony, and Brian”