Over the last two decades, the Green Burial Movement has worked to mend U.S. deathcare ways by advocating for simple dust-to-dust human burial. Rejecting the trio of practices that have come to make up the American Way of Death – chemical embalming, the modern casket, and the burial vault – the movement calls for the […]
Suzanne Kelly, Ph.D. is an independent scholar whose work spans the topics of the environment, feminism, sex, and death. She is the author of Greening Death–Reclaiming Burial Practices and Restoring Our Tie to the Earth (Rowman & Littlefield), and she serves on the advisory council for the Green Burial Council. She writes and farms in New York's Hudson Valley.