Carolina Memorial Sanctuary

Photo: Mourning Dove studios

Mills River, NC

White Eagle Memorial Preserve

Photo: GROUNDED

Goldendale, WA

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A box in which a dead body is buried or cremated. A green coffin will be made of natural material, harvested in a sustainable fashion, and either untreated or treated with natural finishes. Materials might include wood, cardboard, felted wool, willow, bamboo, cork, rattan, seagrass, banana leaf.

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"Looking mortality straight in the eye is no easy feat. To avoid the exercise, we choose to stay blindfolded, in the dark as to the realities of death and dying. But ignorance is not bliss, only a deeper kind of terror."

— Caitlyn Doughty
from "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," p. Ix