Monday, May 25, 2009

THE ENVIRONMENT REPORT
Green Last Requests, Part Three
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.

"During the past couple of centuries, the typical graveyard hasn't changed much. It's central features still include tombstones, winding paths, trees and grass. Some critics want cemeteries to ban tombstones, stop fertilizing, and institute other green practices. Todd Melby reports that traditional burial practices die hard."

The audio is here.