Friday, February 9 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Bring Death Home, Naturally

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When deathcare can happen naturally, and in community, we reclaim a sacred rite and lighten our final footprints. The United States is currently experiencing a resurgence of interest in reconnecting to the cycle of life through green and family-led deathcare. The "home funeral" movement not only encourages families to care for their dead in their own way, creating their own meaningful rituals, but also embraces a green approach to how we do that. This means natural, biodegradable products and non-invasive, gentle, loving care of the dead. It also means practices like green burial where the body is returned to the earth without toxic chemicals and with minimal resource usage. Natural Transitions has been educating families, offering workshops and publishing a natural death magazine since 2003. Join us for a brief theatrical presentation about going out green, an overview of our recent funeral history and the most natural ways to care for our loved-ones at death while taking care of ourselves as the caregivers.


Annalouiza Armendariz

Annalouiza Armendariz is a bilingual educator, long-time hospice volunteer, herbalist and shaman. Her full bio will be available soon.
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Latane Hill

Green Burial Boulder County
Latané Hill is a volunteer for Natural Transitions’ latest initiative; Green Burial Boulder County. As a mother, Certified Educator of Infant Massage and student of early childhood education, Latané has spent many years studying the human process of incarnation, embodiment, and... Read More →

Karen van Vuuren

Karen van Vuuren is a former broadcast news journalist and documentary film-maker.. She is also the founder and executive director of Natural Transitions, a non-profit organization providing education about conscious, holistic approaches to end of life, including after-death care... Read More →

Daniel Ziskin

Daniel Ziskin. was born and raised in southern New Jersey and now lives nearly 2000 miles away in Boulder, CO. He obtained a PhD in physics in 1993, studying climate change. He is both a professional Earth scientist and an ardent environmentalist. He has been active with Natural Transitions... Read More →
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Diana Zucco

Diana Zucco is a visual artist in Boulder, CO. A life-changing experience at the open-air funeral pyre in Crestone, Colorado initiated her passion about community-led death care and green burial practices.

Friday February 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm MST