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"Green burials can change our relationship with death — and help the Earth."

Updated: Jul 7, 2022



In this Washington Post Article, Mallory McDuff, author of "Our Last Best Act," and professor of environmental education at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC shares her experience of attending the green burial of Paula Brown, mother-in-law and dearest friend of CCLD's Executive Director, Aditi Sethi-Brown.


"My experiences had immersed me in matters of life, death and earth: Shoveling dirt on my father’s casket, watching family members lift the shrouded body of their mother into the grave, and listening to my students describe death as healing for ourselves and the land on a later tour of the cemetery. I saw that green burial isn’t only about protecting places, it’s also about connecting people to the mystery of death in a grounded way."

~ Mallory McDuff



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