Film Screening and Discussion Exploring Green Burial, Essex, Massachusetts


Greenbelt Essex County's Land Trust presents A Will for the Woods

Sunday, January 24, 2016, 2pm
Cox Reservation Conference Room, Essex, Massachusetts
FREE and open to the public. Donations accepted in support of Green Burial Massachusetts
Post-screening discussion featuring filmmaker Jeremy Kaplan and Judith Lorei of Green Burial Massachusetts

Join Co-director Jeremy Kaplan for a screening of A Will for the Woodsan hour-long documentary that weaves a beautiful story of one person’s life and his approaching death, which ultimately results in his choice to pursue natural burial.

After the film, Judith Lorei of Green Burial Massachusetts will guide a facilitated discussion on the the film, its implications, and the information on current efforts underway to establish a natural cemetery in the state.

Green or natural burial is a simple and natural alternative to resource-intensive contemporary burial or cremation. The deceased is laid to rest in the earth using only biodegradable materials and without a vault or toxic embalming, in a woodland or other natural setting, often with a fieldstone or indigenous plant marking the grave. This practice can be used as a conservation tool, enabling the acquisition, restoration, and stewardship of natural areas.

Admission is free; donations are accepted for the work of Green Burial Massachusetts.

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January 24, 2016 at 2:00pm
Cox Reservation Conference Room
82 Eastern Ave
Essex, MA 01929
United States
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