Program: An Introduction to Green Burial with Dr. Carol Coan

Thursday, April 16, 2015. APL Program Room @ 5:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public.

What is green burial?  What makes it 'green?'  Where is it legal?  
 What is the situation in our part of Massachusetts?
Join Carol Coan for this introductory talk.  Carol will touch on  
'typical' burial practices, discuss the concept of 'green burial' in  
historical context, and answer your questions! 
Carol Coan is an anthropologist with a special interest in what we do with our bodies after death.  She is a former president of Funeral  
Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts, and she regularly teaches classes on end of life planning.  Carol is a founding member of Green Burial Massachusetts, whose mission is to start Massachusetts' first conservation cemetery, open to all, and which has teamed up with Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust to locate suitable land for that project. 

Made possible by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.
Free and Open to the Public.

Registration requested.  Please call 978-249-9515 to sign up.