Mon15Jun20156:30 pmLafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road
“What’s on YOUR bucket list?" Lafayette Public Library launches the Before I Die Boulder County project, an interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public space. The original wall was created by artist Candy Chang in 2011 on an abandoned house in New Orleans, with chalkboard paint and the simple stenciled sentence, “Before I die I want to _____.” At the BID Wall snap a picture and share it with the world on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: #BeforeIDieBC
Sun25Oct201511:35am-12:50pmUniv of Colorado, Boulder Eaton Humanities Building Room 135
Natural Transitions, “A Resource for Green and Holistic Approaches to the End of Life,” supports families by providing them with education about options to create meaningful, personal rites of passage at death. This session will cover the dying process, the option of family-led after-death care (aka “home funerals”), and the earth-friendly option of green burial. Green burial means no embalmed bodies and biodegradable funerary wares (caskets etc) in a setting with natural landscaping, usually native vegetation and low resource usage that avoids the use of chemical pesticides, fertilizers etc. Participants will gain the knowledge and the confidence to create beautiful, meaningful and affordable rites of passage at death that are life-changing for the bereaved and profoundly honoring of the dead. The session will include a community art piece that considers and honors death as a part of life. Presented by Mary Reilly-McNellan, Diana Zucco, and Latané Hill of Natural Transitions.
Sun16Oct2016noon - 5pmColumbia Cemetery at 9th Street & Pleasant Street Boulder, CO 80302 United States
Meet the Spirits will resurrect more than 30 of Boulder’s most dearly departed. Travel back in time to meet some of Columbia Cemetery’s most prominent, and permanent residents, portrayed by engaging and costumed members of the community.
Green Burial Boulder County will have an info table at the fabulous Meet The Spirits event.
Sat04Feb201710:45 amCU SEEC Building East Campus
We support our community by providing education about options to create meaningful, personal rites of passage at death. Our session will explore the options of family-led after-death care (aka "home funerals"), and the earth-friendly option of green burial. Green burial means no embalmed bodies, biodegradable funerary wares (caskets etc.), in a setting with natural landscaping, usually native vegetation and low resource usage, avoiding chemical pesticides and fertilizers. We have heard that our guidance has given participants the knowledge and above all, the confidence to create beautiful, meaningful, and affordable rites of passage at death that are life-changing for the bereaved, and profoundly honoring of the dead. Our presentation will cover these topics and will also include a reflective, artistic activity. Note: The Death Cafe Boulder County is a local partner in end-of-life issues. We support their endeavors and encourage you to attend their presentation at this conference.
Note that we will be one session in a two-day conference. For more info and to register CLICK HERE.
Thu02Mar20176:00 pm3995 Darley Ave, Boulder CO 80305
Sat11Mar201712:45PM – 6:15PMNomad Co-Housing
Natural Transitions workshops are hands-on intensives.
Overcome your fears and step into the most personal, healing way of preparing for a loved-one’s death and caring for them when they transition. This hands-on workshop gives you all the tools and knowledge you need to be able to care for your own dead at home, just as our ancestors did. Our focus is:
- Overcoming fears
- History of funeral care
- Techniques for practical, loving care of the body
- Legalities and coroner concerns
- Home vigils and wakes
- Earth-friendly burial options