The Chicagoland Green Burial Society is presenting "Green Burials: Your Options, Your Wishes, Your Rights" to teach of the benefits of having a more conservation-friendly burial.
A green burial simply means, "Not being embalmed, being buried in the ground without a vault, in a bio-degradable container, having as low an impact on the environment as possible," according to the Chicagoland Green Burial Society.
The topics discussed at the presentation will range from what is done with the body to how the funeral service is handled to the resources needed, and everything in between.
There will also be a question and answer portion at the end of the class, to allow for further discussion on the topic.
The presentation is free for all McHenry County residents and will take place at the McHenry County Conservation District's Prairieview Education Center on Tuesday, July 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m..
Come out to learn about the options you have with your burial. The presentation, according to the Chicagoland Green Burial website, is designed to:
- Raise awareness of one's rights/responsibilities/roles in Illinois,
- To teach about how to support conservation through green burial planning, Compare and contrast green (and greener) options to "conventional" (current) practices
- To empower people to thoroughly plan, make their wishes known and identify an estate executor who will honor their plans.
To attend the class, register ahead of time at the McHenry County Conservation District website or by calling (815) 479-5779.
Be sure to check out next month's sustainability 101 class entitled "Leave No Trace," on August 28.