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Modern burial and cremation is expensive and resource-intenstive. Why not rest in a nature preserve, with a tree as a headstone instead?
Aired locally on KSCU 103.3 FM, Santa Clara, CA
February 4, 2004
Most of us try not to think about death until it becomes a necessity, either for ourselves, or our loved ones. There is little we can say that is positive about the actual process. Burial and embalming can often be nightmarish in detail, burdensome in cost, and environmentally harmful. On top of that modern funereal logistics can get in the way of any feelings of closure that might have come from older, more traditional burial ceremonies. But there are now alternatives that reflect back to our history’s more natural burial approaches. There are a number of organizations cropping up in the US and around the world that provide natural burial services that are designed to enhance the natural environment. Memorial ecosystems, today on BioSphere.
The names of these organizations are telling: Memorial Ecosystems Preserve, Natural Death Care Project, the Redwood Funeral Society, Glendale Mem...
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Timing and Cues
This piece has its own music intro and out.
Suggested host intro:
Up next we have BioSphere, a special short feature coming to us from Santa Clara, California. BioSphere addresses the question of how to live sustainably on our planet through the decisions we make everyday, while also celebrating Earth's great biodiversity.
Music by Malcolm Dalglish and the Ooolites
Label: 1999 Ooolitic Music, BMI
Length of Exerpt: 10 sec
Used with permission