Do you know someone who is 'green burial curious?'
Thursday, October 21st 3:30pm PT, 4:30pm MT, 5:30pm CT, 6:30pm ET
This year, we are kicking things off with a two-hour, drop-in evening for everyone who is "green burial curious." If you know someone who might benefit from a gentle introduction to sustainable deathcare, invite them to drop in for this free event.
Gail Rubin, certified thanatologist and The Doyenne of Death®; author of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die; and coordinator of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival, will host.
With humor and honesty, Gail and her guests will tell personal stories about choosing sustainable deathcare. She will show some fun videos of green burial, as it has been portrayed in television programs.
Fellow conference speakers Dr. Basil Eldadah and Joél Simone Anthony, aka The Grave Woman, (and more, to be announced!) will join to share their stories. Gail will invite event attendees to tell their stories, too. If you’ve already decided on green burial, this may be the perfect evening to share with your family and friends to help them understand your wishes.
The Green Burial Council (GBC) is expanding its offerings of support and education to the next generation of funeral directors and cemeterians. The 2021 GBC Conference, Green Life, Death & Future, will include a commitment to the future through its Aspiring Practitioners Program (APP). This new initiative will bring a select group of mortuary science students to the conference at no charge.
We invite you to help create a greener future by becoming a Champion of the Aspiring Practitioners Program.
As a Champion, your Conference Registration of $500 includes a $318 tax-deductible sponsorship of a mortuary science student, who will have full digital access to the entire conference. These students will be part of a cohort of Scholars, benefiting from exposure to a field of study that is not currently included in most mortuary school curricula.
If you know a student, you may submit their name as your chosen Scholar on your registration form. If you do not already have a Scholar in mind, please allow us to match you with one of the students who has applied to the program.
Apply today to be a Champion
Apply today to be a Scholar
Green Burial Council
2720 Cold Springs Road
Placerville, CA 95667