Online pre-registration ends January 31 at 5pm.  On-site registration is available in the SEEC lobby starting at 8:30am on Friday and Saturday.  For event info, visit: http://www.colorado.edu/ecenter/bioneers/information
Back To Schedule
Saturday, February 4 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Bringing Death Home: Community-Led Death Care and Green Burial

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
We support our community by providing education about options to create meaningful, personal rites of passage at death. Our session will explore the options of family-led after-death care (aka "home funerals"), and the earth-friendly option of green burial. Green burial means no embalmed bodies, biodegradable funerary wares (caskets etc.), in a setting with natural landscaping, usually native vegetation and low resource usage, avoiding chemical pesticides and fertilizers. We have heard that our guidance has given participants the knowledge and above all, the confidence to create beautiful, meaningful, and affordable rites of passage at death that are life-changing for the bereaved, and profoundly honoring of the dead. Our presentation will cover these topics and will also include a reflective, artistic activity. Note: The Death Cafe Boulder County is a local partner in end-of-life issues. We support their endeavors and encourage you to attend their presentation at this conference.

avatar for Latane Hill

Latane Hill

Green Burial Boulder County
Latané Hill is a volunteer for Natural Transitions’ latest initiative; Green Burial Boulder County. As a mother, Certified Educator of Infant Massage and student of early childhood education, Latané has spent many years studying the human process of incarnation, embodiment, and... Read More →

Daniel Ziskin

Daniel Ziskin. was born and raised in southern New Jersey and now lives nearly 2000 miles away in Boulder, CO. He obtained a PhD in physics in 1993, studying climate change. He is both a professional Earth scientist and an ardent environmentalist. He has been active with Natural Transitions... Read More →
avatar for Diana Zucco

Diana Zucco

Diana Zucco is a visual artist in Boulder, CO. A life-changing experience at the open-air funeral pyre in Crestone, Colorado initiated her passion about community-led death care and green burial practices.

Saturday February 4, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm MST
N124 University of Colorado Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC), 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO 80303