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Earth Speak with Natalie Ross and Friends

Jun 1, 2019

Elizabeth Fournier, affectionately known as “The Green Reaper”, is small town Funeral Director in Boring, Oregon. She is the owner and undertaker for Cornerstone Funeral Services, operating on a goat farm alongside her husband, daughter, and many rescue goats. Elizabeth’s compassionate service intersects with environmental conservation in her book, “The Green Burial Guidebook,” a step-by-step guide to burial practices that consider both the environmental well-being of the planet and the economic well-being of loved ones.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • What green burial is
  • How the funeral industry is currently using earth-toxic methods for burial
  • The legal zoning for green burial in all 50 states
  • Rebuilding ancestral land sites
  • Elizabeth’s connection to Mt. Hood and surrounding land
  • Rekindling ancestral practice and personal relationships with the deceased
  • Living by the moon
  • How she gained interest and experience in the funeral industry
  • A sneak peek into Elizabeth’s books, The Green Burial Guidebook, The Green Reaper, and All Men Are Cremated Equal