Business Week has just published an article about Honey Creek Woodlands, the green cemetary that is opening at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA. Follow this link to read it. Green cemetaries are designed to be ecologically sustainable and include not only environmentally responsible funeral practices, but also manage the land so that only indigenous plants, trees, etc. are cultivated. It’s a great concept: a way to have a low-impact funeral and to help preserve a place of natural beauty at the same time. Plus, for us contemplatives, there’s a bonus at Honey Creek Woodlands: we get to be buried on the grounds of a monastery.
Green Cemetary in Business Week
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About Carl McColman
Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.