The Green Burial of Lorrie Otto
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I believe in Green Burial for both sustainability and philosophical reasons.
One of the philosophical reasons is that it allows family and friends to touch death more intimately by taking the funeral and burial responsibility away from the “professionals” (me) and placing those responsibilities in the hands of the bereaved.
Most of us have an imaginative or experiential idea of what a “traditional” burial looks like; but few of us have a mental image of what a green burial looks like. The following eight photos are of Lorrie Otto’s green burial. Lorrie was an environmentalist in life and death. These photos are reposted with the permission of the Green Burial Council.