Thursday, February 26, 2009

People, Quit Dying on My Planet!: The Art of Eco Dying!

Barry Artiste Op/Ed

India, get rid of their dead by firing up to the Grill and spreading their ashes in the Ganges a big ECO NO! NO!
Other countries Cremate or Bury their Dead! Another ECO No! No!

Perhaps Eco Warrior John Cleese had a Better Method!

The Green Lantern: Greener Pastures
Your final resting place doesn’t have to involve an ecological impact
Nina Shen Rastogi, Published: Thursday, February 26, 2009

Q. I try to be as eco-conscious as possible when it comes to managing my household waste. But lately I've been worrying about what to do when I become waste. What's the greenest thing I can do with my remains when I shuffle off this mortal coil?

A The Green Lantern applauds you for thinking ahead. End-of-life decisions are always fraught and emotional; researching your options now - and spelling them out clearly - helps ensure that your loved ones abide by your wishes when you're out of the picture.

If you're like most North Americans, you're planning on being buried or cremated. Each comes with a set of environmental burdens, though many of these can be mitigated. (If you prefer to have your body tossed off a boat, Environment Canada has a set of rules it would like you to follow.)

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