It seems everyone has worked hard to learn how to live green and now we find there is more for us to do. We can also consider how to make our death less impactful and, as well, to have a future positive impact of protecting forests and green space. In addition we can find a path back to having death be truly a part of life – allowing death back into our homes and bringing us together in the process with greatest of compassion.
Dying Green is a beautiful and upbeat film directed and produced by local filmmaker Ellen Tripler. It won the Best Student Documentary and Best Educational Content (a Merit Award), 2011 Montana CINE International Film Festival.
Elizabeth Knox of Takoma Park is the founder of the organization Crossings: Caring for our Own, which is focused on the healing power of caring for our own departed. Through this she advocates for, provides, trains and supports others regarding home funerals and green burials. She is active in environmental and conservation issues and deeply committed to a healthy ecology of the Earth, to world peace and to a life founded in spiritual principles.
Shelley Morhaim is well known in many circles. She is a musician, film maker, and community activist. She serves on the Maryland State Arts Council, the Democratic Party State Central Committee for the 11th District and she has been involved in the creation of the future Resh Mill Preserve green burial ground in Baltimore County.