Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit

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www.ted.com Here’s a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally — using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms. Yes, this just might be the strangest TEDTalk you’ll ever see …TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http



[Jae Rhim Lee, Infinity Burial Project] Postmortem Options: A Workshop on the Dead Body

Postmortem Options: A Workshop on the Dead Body January 25, 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wiesner Room, Cambridge, MA 02139 Sponsored by the Decompiculture Society and the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

Tibetan Sky Burial

In the high mountains of Tibet, where trees don’t grow, natural resources scarce, and the land is harsh, Tibetan Buddhists do not bury their dead, nor waste precious resources cremating the body. From dust to dust, flesh to flesh, nothing is wasted. Human body flesh makes precious food for the vultures. Tibetan Buddhists feed their dead to the vultures. This is good karma.

Still Green As Ever-Green Burial

Green Burial – With Respect for Pets & Humans

For more info please visit: www.respectgb.co.uk

Laura Thompsons Green Burial (part 2)

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Terry Ward Natural Burial Series Volume 2

Terry Ward is a land developer in Texas who has dedicated himself to educating the public about Natural, or Green, Burial. Terry is also programming a piece of property in Chappell Hill, Texas to become a Natural Burial Preserve, or Natural – Green – Cemetery. Terry’s vision for this site includes personalized rituals, biodegradable caskets and urns, meadows, forests, pathways and ponds. To contact terry, you can email him directly at TWARD100@AOL.COM, or visit his website: www.ACountryCommunity.com

Fevin Nature Reserve Burial Ground Westcombe

A glimpse of a beautiful and secluded nature reserve and green burial ground near Somerton in Somerset. Managed by the Butler Memorial Trust, the site offers a tranquil and environmentally harmonious alternative to conventional burial grounds.

Natural Burial – Green Funerals

Caroline Mitchell talks at Usk Castle Chase about what a natural burial is all about.

Terry Ward’s Natural Burial Series Volume 3

Terry Ward is a land developer in Texas who has dedicated himself to educating the public about Natural, or Green, Burial. Terry is also programming a piece of property in Chappell Hill, Texas to become a Natural Burial Preserve, or Natural – Green – Cemetery. Terry’s vision for this site includes personalized rituals, biodegradable caskets and urns, meadows, forests, pathways and ponds. To contact terry, you can email him directly at TWARD100@AOL.COM, or visit his website: www.ACountryCommunity.com