71) The environmental impact of modern day burials we should know with eco mortician Elizabeth Fournier
By Kaméa Chayne - Eco Creative, Social Entrepreneur, Author, Holistic Health Coach
What do we need to know about the environmental impact of modern-day burials, and what are "green burials" all about? Given that our burial methods used to be eco-friendly, how did we come to accept an environmentally harmful and financially costly way of running our funeral services as the norm? 'The Green Reaper' Elizabeth Fournier, who's the Founder of Cornerstone Funeral Services in Boring, Oregon and author of The Green Burial Guidebook shares her wisdom with us on this episode. HIGHLIGHTS: [3:16] How Elizabeth came to become a "green mortician." [8:16] Elizabeth explains what's involved in a traditional burial process versus a "green" burial process. [11:24] Kaméa: "How did we as a society come to accept an environmentally harmful and economically costly way of doing burials?" [14:11] Elizabeth: "You have the right to ask questions." [15:08] A few things Elizabeth says everyone should know about the laws and requirements around burials. [20:35] Kaméa: "What's been your biggest struggle building your business by yourself?" [21:43] What's kept Elizabeth going during the moments when she has felt imbalanced in life. [24:54] Elizabeth: "Love is the answer, I can't say that enough." Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/71, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!