Watch one man’s journey to be green in death and fund land conservation
“Dying to Bloom,” the new natural burial boutique in Nyack, will show a short film, “Dying Green,” to celebrate Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017.
“Dying Green,” a 2012 documentary produced and directed by Ellen Tripler, focuses on the concept of using our own death to fund land conservation. “‘Dying Green’ is about one man’s quest to live green and die green. It’s important to consider how our burial practices impact the environment and question its sustainability,” said Kerry Potter, Founder, Dying to Bloom. “Many are starting to consider eco-friendly choices when it comes to death. People are forgoing commercial burial practices that involve dangerous embalming chemicals and are making more personal tributes while returning to the earth naturally, benefitting the planet by leaving it cleaner and greener.”
There will be three showings of the film Saturday, April 22, at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., followed by discussion. Dying to Bloom is open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Space is limited, so guests are encouraged to register via Eventbrite. Refreshments will be served.