Learn why forests are the cemeteries of the future.
My guest Sandy Gibson is the co-founder and CEO of Better Place Forests, a sustainable alternative to traditional cemeteries for families who choose cremation. Sandy founded several companies and worked in finance and software before founding Better Place Forests. He shares how experiencing significant loss early in his life helped inspire him decide to reimagine cemeteries and make them good for the entire world. You’ll learn how you can find “your tree” and plan ahead for a sustainable, earth-friendly disposition after you die. Learn more about Better Place Forests at the website:
This episode includes:
- How the idea for Better Place Forests came about.
- Why it is important to reimagine cemeteries right now.
- How Better Place Forests are intended to be places for families and communities to come together.
- How the service works for those “at need” or those choosing a tree in advance.
- What a “spreading ceremony” consists of
- The importance of rituals at the end of life
- Where Better Place Forests are located and may expand in the future
- How Better Place is planting trees to offset the carbon footprint of fire cremation
- Advice for people experiencing loss and grief at this time
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- Better Place Forests Resources for planning ahead for the end of life
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