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Today’s Solutions: June 23, 2024

Choose eco-friendly burial gar

Choose eco-friendly burial garments for a sustainably stylish departure

Here at The Optimist Daily, we have written about how we can honor our sustainable values, even after death, by opting for decomposable coffins or choosing to have our bodies broken down into organic compost. After speaking with someone who had attended a funeral where the deceased was laid in a Read More...

Crowded cities finally have a

Crowded cities finally have a way to bury their dead sustainably

Despite the expenses and environmental problems that come with burying the dead in urban areas, most people still want their final resting place to be close to where they lived most of their life. But fulfilling that desire in cities is becoming increasingly difficult, if not impossible. Take Hong Read More...

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Paris just opened a cemetery dedicated to green burials

In a 2017 study, the City of Paris discovered something rather shocking about traditional burial practices: the average burial generates, on average, 833 kilograms (or almost 1 ton) of carbon dioxide, which is nearly the equivalent of a round-trip flight between Paris and New York. Part of those Read More...