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Speaker Series: Candace Currie

The Way to Go: Green Burials

Learn about green burial. What is it? Is it legal? (Psst! Yes, it is legal in Massachusetts, but check the bylaws for your local cemetery.) How does it compare with conventional burial? What other alternatives to green burial are available in Massachusetts? How do costs compare? What can I do if my local cemetery doesn’t allow green burial? Answers to these questions and more will be covered. Find out if green burial is the right choice for you.  

Candace Currie serves on the board of directors of Green Burial Massachusetts, Inc., a statewide, nonprofit organization, educating the public about green burials. She is also president of Green Burial Massachusetts Cemetery, a nonprofit, private cemetery organization working to bring conservation cemeteries to our state. Her passion for this work developed during her 20-year tenure at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, the first garden cemetery in the nation. As Mount Auburn’s Director of Planning and Sustainability, she led its certification as a hybrid cemetery, offering both green and conventional burials. She was also a key force behind Mount Auburn’s Climate Action and Sustainability Plan. Candace served as board member of the Green Burial Council (GBC), which certifies cemeteries, funeral homes, and products against a set of verifiable standards. Under her leadership, the cemetery standards were revised in 2019.

She is a graduate of the Conway School of Landscape Design and believes that anyone who desires an earth-friendly burial should be able to obtain one easily, affordably, and locally.
Friday, March 1, 2024, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Northampton Senior Center
67 Conz St.
Northampton, MA  01060

Meeting ID:
884 3214 7086
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Northampton Neighbors
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