Alternative Green Funerals - Burials - Cremation

  • metta

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    Oct 14, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    Poetree: A Funeral Urn That Lets You Plant A Tree From Ashes

    poetree2.jpg

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/7mJtAB/inhabitat.com/poetree-burial-planter-is-an-eco-memorial-that-honors-the-cycle-of-life/



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    Oct 14, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    good story bro
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Oct 15, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    I like the Poetree idea, but there wouldn't be anyone around to take care of the plant though. I have decided there will be no obituary, no memorial service, nothing. Just creamated and dumped somewhere....
  • mybud

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    Oct 15, 2011 7:00 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]metta8 said[/cite]
    Poetree: A Funeral Urn That Lets You Plant A Tree From Ashes

    poetree1.jpg

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/7mJtAB/inhabitat.com/poetree-burial-planter-is-an-eco-memorial-that-honors-the-cycle-of-life/
    My dream..to sport wood after death.......
  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2011 7:08 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    And why all the obsession about death?


    obsession? society often does not speak of things like this and there is nothing wrong with discussing it. Personally I like the poetree concept
  • Syphon

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    Oct 15, 2011 7:41 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI brought this up once in a thread about how all life that ends on our planet impacts the weight of the world. For the billions of years this planet has been around I cannot even try to guess how much more the world weighs from all matter that has died and decayed on this planet (not just humans but all animal and plant life).

    It's amazing that the planet gains 100,000lb a year from what we can read in the post that amoonhawk provided. Imagine how that plus what I mentioned in the paragraph above has an effect on everything. How long will this go until the planet can no longer support itself or result in changes that will significantly if not drastically effect life as we know it on this planet?


    Can I just point out that the planet hasn't gained any mass from decayed life whatsoever, that mass was already on the planet as elements and compounds or previous life that died and was recycled into new life. The Earth is a closed system, more or less. What is here now is being recycled over and over again, and added to by dust and rock falling from space.

    When someone dies and is put in the ground they aren't making the Earth 'heavier' with their body weight, their molecules are from the planet and are returning to the planet, or simply stationary now instead of walking around on two feet. I mean really, we all contribute to the mass of the planet since we spend the majority of our lives except when flying or jumping in contact with the Earth's surface.
  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    My mushroom burial suit

    http://infinityburialproject.com/society

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    Oct 15, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    Green burial!
    There was a thread on Real Jock a while ago that mentioned green burials.
    Thought it to be a fantastic idea. There is a green cemetery in upsdate NY that over looks the hudson. Bought 6 areas there last year. (Two for my future life-partner and 4 more so that no one else's remains can be near me.)

    Maybe 100 yrs after my death, (sooner hopefully from some of lovely messages that fellow RJr's have left for me), that ground will have been re-used as a park or some kind of non-animal farm.

    Tristan

    Love the "Poetree" idea. Have some of the ash remains of 2 of my dogs. They were buried in a pet cemetery. But kept some of each.
    That would be a lovely tribute for them. Thanks for posting that!
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    Oct 16, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    Wow! The montage from Six Feet Under was marvelous. I got to see one or two episodes during the run. Nice to see such a profound and moving ending.

    We all die. Nothing to fear.
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    Oct 16, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    As a Miami native just returning home I plan to end up in its underwater cemetery in Key Biscayne, Neptune Memorial Reef, building an ecosystem for the fishes, my epitaph probably reading "If people take the trouble to visit they should at least have a good time."

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    Oct 16, 2011 4:10 AM GMT
    mybud said[quote][cite]metta8 said[/cite]
    Poetree: A Funeral Urn That Lets You Plant A Tree From Ashes

    poetree1.jpg

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/7mJtAB/inhabitat.com/poetree-burial-planter-is-an-eco-memorial-that-honors-the-cycle-of-life/
    My dream..to sport wood after death.......
    Extra points if you can make your sap squirt into the eyes of the people climbing it.
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    Oct 16, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    I dont care what happens to my remains when I die all I ask is everyone is drinking at the service that way at some point my parents get to hear about all the real interesting stories that wouldnt come out if people were sober.
  • metta

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    Jan 19, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
    I remember reading about how toxic the chemicals they use to embalm people and get them ready for the showing at the funeral. I just stumbled upon an organization that helps people find green burial options:

    http://www.greenburialcouncil.org/

    This company has some biodegradable coffins & urns:
    http://www.finalfootprint.com/Products/
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    Jan 19, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    I'LL BE FLYING AROUND THE WORLD IN MY COFFIN ROCKET
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    Jan 19, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidI'LL BE FLYING AROUND THE WORLD IN MY COFFIN ROCKET


    Why? Because you want to be an asshole troll in this thread? Seriously grow up.
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    Jan 19, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
    I just recently completed forms to donate my body to the I U School of Medicine
    they will keep it for 12-16 months,then after that they will creamate me and dispose the remains in Indiana's largest most luxurious cemetery(Crown Hill).I like that thought considering my humble beginning,free of charge.
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    Jan 19, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    discojim saidI just recently completed forms to donate my body to the I U School of Medicine
    they will keep it for 12-16 months,then after that they will creamate me and dispose the remains in Indiana's largest most luxurious cemetery(Crown Hill).I like that thought considering my humble beginning,free of charge.


    Also a great alternative. Med students need cadavers... and it's way easier for them when they are fit specimens like RJ members.
  • metta

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    Jan 06, 2013 6:48 AM GMT

    This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die

    http://bigthink.com/design-for-good/this-awesome-urn-will-turn-you-into-a-tree-after-you-die
  • metta

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    Jan 06, 2013 6:54 AM GMT

    LifeGem Memorial Diamonds

    http://www.lifegem.com/
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    Jan 06, 2013 7:11 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die

    http://bigthink.com/design-for-good/this-awesome-urn-will-turn-you-into-a-tree-after-you-die


    Cute at first glance but potentially horrid. What happens if the seed doesn't germinate? Or if the tree is later destroyed by storm or accident? The griever grieves some more?

    metta8 said
    LifeGem Memorial Diamonds

    http://www.lifegem.com/


    Perfect. I've always thought of pretentious adornment as morbid.
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    Jan 06, 2013 7:21 AM GMT
    Most "green" funeral: Tibetan sky burial.

    DO NOT GOOGLE IT IF YOU DO NOT LIKE SEEING DEAD BODIES AND GORE
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    Jan 06, 2013 7:28 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI brought this up once in a thread about how all life that ends on our planet impacts the weight of the world. For the billions of years this planet has been around I cannot even try to guess how much more the world weighs from all matter that has died and decayed on this planet (not just humans but all animal and plant life).

    It's amazing that the planet gains 100,000lb a year from what we can read in the post that amoonhawk provided. Imagine how that plus what I mentioned in the paragraph above has an effect on everything. How long will this go until the planet can no longer support itself or result in changes that will significantly if not drastically effect life as we know it on this planet?


    Earth only gains mass when an alien object impacts the surface or penetrates the atmosphere and its atoms remain there.
  • metta

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    Jan 06, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    xrichx saidMost "green" funeral: Tibetan sky burial.

    DO NOT GOOGLE IT IF YOU DO NOT LIKE SEEING DEAD BODIES AND GORE


    I have never heard of that before so I did google it without looking at photos:


    oops.....there are photos if you scroll down the page.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_burial