Environment and Conservation
“The soul would have no rainbow
had the eye no tears.
“Our lives will be remembered
by the gifts we leave our children.”
How it came about….
- Everyone in New Zealand needs to see “The gift of Life,” the Organ Donation website.
- The Natural Death Centre in Britain is an excellent source of ideas and information about simple and natural funerals.
- Final Passages in California has a wonderfully human, heart-based website.
- Memorial Ecosystems in South Carolina aims “to harness the funeral industry for land protection and restoration…. and to provide a less expensive and more meaningful burial option.” They also have a very comprehensive and informative website.
- Preserve your legacy of values. Find out about Ethical Wills.
- Explore The Funeral Consumers Alliance, an American non-profit organisation dedicated to a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.
- Caring for our own at death. Crossings are “renewing simplicity and sanctity at the transition time of death”.
Other interesting sites
- The vision of The Natural Step Environment Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand is a society in balance with nature.
- Friends of the Earth International is a federation of autonomous environmental organisations worldwide that campaign on urgent social and ecological issues.
- An extensive source of useful links (including central and regional government and academic institutions) and other information is the Environmental Defence Society, a New Zealand-based environmental advocacy organisation.
- ECO is New Zealand’s network of groups that share a concern for the environment.
- ATLA (Appropriate Technology for Living Association Inc) aims to promote environmentally sustainable alternative technologies and healthy lifestyles.
- The Burial and Cremation Act 1964
We wish you good journeys…