Conservation Burial Film At Next Falmouth Death Cafe Meeting

“Dying Green,” a film about conservation burial, will be featured at the next Falmouth Death Cafe on Tuesday, May 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at First Congregational Church of Falmouth across from the Village Green.

Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, “Dying Green” explores one man’s vision of using green burials to conserve land. Dr. Billy Campbell, the only physician in his town, has a dream to conserve 1 million acres. “Dying Green” focuses on the revolutionary idea of using one’s own death to fund conservation and create wildlife preserves.

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The film is 27 minutes long and will be followed by a five-minute Al Jazeera America news feature filmed here in Massachusetts about the local green burial committee. Heather Massey of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts will talk briefly about those efforts and discuss with Falmouth Death Cafe members on the possibility of forming a green burial committee here on Cape Cod.

Death Cafe is an international movement started in Europe to encourage people to talk about the taboo subject of death. It is a gathering of community members in a relaxed atmosphere engaging in conversation.

The objective of Death Cafe is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives.

Tuesday’s event is hosted and facilitated by Waquoit Congregational and First Congregational churches and the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts.The presentation will be followed by facilitated conversation in small groups.

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