EcoReps Lunch & Learn Workshop: Green Burial

When Jan 26, 2024
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Cultural & Equity Center 176
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Contact Phone 502-338-1338
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Green Burial - Eastern CemetaryJoin us for our monthly EcoReps workshop featuring locals making a difference in sustainability and a free vegetarian lunch!

We kick off our spring series with UofL's first graduate with a Sustainability major, and current Anthropology Masters student, Erin Kurtz, speaking about the relatively new movement in the U.S. for ethical, low-impact human burial. All are welcome.

Death can be hard to think about, but even more difficult is the thought of leaving behind polluted groundwater and carcinogens to rise to the surface and haunt the living after we’re gone. Green burial provides options that allow for a closer connection to nature, both for the dead and grieving, and can even act as activism long after we’re gone by contributing to land conservation efforts. Come learn about how you can contribute to our environment in a more positive way after death.

The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. More info on EcoReps website.

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