THE ENVIRONMENT REPORT
Green Last Requests, Part 1
In 2008, I co-produced a documentary on the environmental consequences of traditional death care for Chicago Public Radio. Now comes the three-part series for The Environment Report, a radio show for 100-plus public radio stations in the U.S.
"Memorial Day is coming up. Many people still visit the graves of family and friends, maybe bring flowers. When a loved one dies, grieving prevents most of us from thinking about the environmental consequences of conventional funerals and burial. But some people are beginning to weigh the environmental costs of caskets, burial vaults and grave markers. Todd Melby reports on the green death movement."
The audio is here.