Groovy V: GreenSprings Eco-Cemetery

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Groovy visits the GreenSprings Eco-Cemetery in Newfield, NY and discovers how green burial is helping to preserve the environment and change perceptions on death.



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11 Thoughts on “Groovy V: GreenSprings Eco-Cemetery

  1. shepherdmuni on May 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm said:

    2. cemeteries are not kept “prestine” with herbicindes and pesticides. “prestine” means “in its original state”, it is quite the opposite. many cemeteries keep their lawns preternaturally green and primped.
    3. not all of this new class of cemeteries call themselves “eco-cemeteries”. greensprings does not call themselves an eco-cemetery. Actually, I have heard of no cemetery actually calling themselves an eco cemetery. some cemeteries that allow for embalmed remains offer green burials options.

  2. shepherdmuni on May 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm said:

    hiya, I am in the process of started a natural cemetery and I think that you have made a few mistakes with this video.
    1. there is such thing as death. it is the end of a life. it is just not the end of all life. the energy in a body of an organism is utilzed by the remaining living things. it is important to recognize that death does exist and is an integral part of the regeneration of life. hence, death is not a end, but a change in the state of matter.

  3. runly1 on May 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

    Green burials are not just for environmental reasons. They are for humanitarian reasons, as well. The funeral industry is a billion-dollar big business with a unique type of customer: grieving, clueless as to laws and merchandise, and having to make an expensive impulse purchase. Ready to be ripped off! Conventional burials generally run $15,000, where as green burials are a fraction of that. Don’t bury your money!

  4. IrisMG on May 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm said:

    Instead of a headstone, I would like a tree. That way I could help feed it!

  5. ThomasFriese on May 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm said:

    Eliminating pollutants is commendable!

    But “burial parks” with no signs of the dead do not integrate death but deny it by making it invisible. Enduring markers are symbols of hope and transcedence. We could create beautiful natural areas WITH attractive markers. Use boulders, not marble!
    Trees alone as markers will lead to charming but anonymous forests. An engraved boulder AND a tree!

    Finally, green burial does NOTHING new to assure grave perpetuity.

    Thomas Friese, Perpetua’s Garden

  6. SaganAppreciationSoc on May 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm said:

    Chop me up into 50 pieces, and hide me under Ted Nugent’s porch. Then send an anonymous tip to police stating where my body is.

  7. trippendale742 on May 30, 2012 at 6:39 pm said:

    fucking green party

  8. katiekatt01 on May 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm said:

    Thank you for promoting green burial.

  9. mrbippy on May 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm said:

    I want to be stuffed when I die. Pimentos would be nice.

  10. ManiacalPope on May 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm said:

    What’s the song playing in the background?

  11. naturalendings on May 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm said:

    Fantastic.

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