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This presentation is an attempt to explain why a growing number of Americans would prefer final resting places filled with wildflowers instead of concrete, steel, and granite. It will cover the pros and cons of conventional burial and cremation end-of-life options; the definition and types of green cemeteries and how they are certified; location of green certified cemeteries in Michigan, and examples of conservation cemeteries “the greenest of the green” across the country. Finally, the presentation will end by taking a deeper look at two conservation cemeteries: Kokosing and Foxfield which were founded in Ohio consistent with Ohio Cemetery Laws. If you are concerned about global warming and your personal carbon footprint, or clean air and water, habitat protection, and protecting land from development; then green options should be explored.
Our presenter is Bill Strohaver, trustee on the board of Legacy Land Conservancy
There is no fee for the event, but please register using the following link: https://stewardshipnetwork.salsalabs.org/eventgrcc-greenburial102622
The entrance fee to Hidden Lake Gardens will be waived when you specify you are attending this event. (Hidden Lake Gardens will be open to you for this event, even though they officially close at 5 pm).
The GRCC is the local affiliate of The Stewardship Network, composed of a spectrum of land stewards working in the headwater areas of the Grand and Raisin watersheds in parts of Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee and Washtenaw Counties. Our aim is to empower our neighbors to manage natural lands in ways that complement historic ecosystems. Our strategy is to provide information and opportunities to help everyone understand the value of native habitats and how the GRCC and its partners can help you preserve and protect them in a way that is suited to your interests. As a network we rely on our relationships with each other to meet changing management challenges throughout our area.
Contact: Sybil Kolon at GRCC@stewardshipnetwork.org
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