Event Title

Recompose: Alternative Body Disposition

Streaming Media

Description

Most modern burial practices have significant ecological footprints.

Recompose is developing a process that gently converts human remains into soil, so that we can nourish new life after we die. Their goal is to offer recompositon as an alternative choice to cremation and conventional burial.

The Palliative Care Institute, Fairhaven College and the Sustainable Action Fund invited Recompose CEO Katrina Spade to explain how their modular system uses nature's principles to return us to the earth, sequestering carbon and improving soil health.

They have calculated carbon savings over a metric ton per person. Recomposition allows us to give back to the earth that supports us all our lives.

Document Type

Streamed Video

Start Date

13-11-2018 7:00 PM

End Date

13-11-2018 9:00 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium, Western Washington University

Resource Type

Moving Image

Duration

1:21:35

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Keywords

Burial practices, Recompose, Recomposition

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Recompose: Alternative Body Disposition

Fairhaven College Auditorium, Western Washington University

Most modern burial practices have significant ecological footprints.

Recompose is developing a process that gently converts human remains into soil, so that we can nourish new life after we die. Their goal is to offer recompositon as an alternative choice to cremation and conventional burial.

The Palliative Care Institute, Fairhaven College and the Sustainable Action Fund invited Recompose CEO Katrina Spade to explain how their modular system uses nature's principles to return us to the earth, sequestering carbon and improving soil health.

They have calculated carbon savings over a metric ton per person. Recomposition allows us to give back to the earth that supports us all our lives.