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Green Last Requests, Part One

Amy Weik has a will drawn up that specifies a green burial (Photo by Todd Melby)

Memorial Day is coming up. Many people still visit the graves of family and friends, maybe bring flowers. When a loved one dies, grieving prevents most of us from thinking about the environmental consequences of conventional funerals and burial. But some people are beginning to weigh the environmental costs of caskets, burial vaults and grave markers. Todd Melby reports on the green death movement:

Todd Melby and Diane Richard produced a documentary on green burial called "Death's Footprint." You can listen to it here .

The Green Burial Council

Wikipedia's page on natural burial

The rest of the series on green burial

Producer: Todd Melby
Release Date: May 18, 2009
Running Time: 3:15

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