- Published on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 19:25
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Northeast Branch Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd. Wilmington, NC 28405. 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Paynter Room Free and Open to the General Public
The Funeral Consumer’s Alliance -- Coastal Carolina will present award winning environmental journalist Mark Harris, author of Grave Matters: A Journey through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial at our annual meeting on Saturday May 4 at the Northeast Library on Military Cutoff in Wilmington, NC.
Grave Matters is the first book to explore the environmental aftermath of modern burial and funerals in America and to showcase the natural alternatives that are coming to replace them. Also on the program will be showing of the 2012 award winning documentary Dying Green directed by Ellen Tripler which takes the viewer on a moving and thoughtful trip through the green burial movement by profiling Dr. Billy Campbell and the Ramsey Creek Preserve he founded in the mountains of South Carolina. Program Schedule: 10:00 am Welcome coffee and pastry. 10:30 showing of film Dying Green (26m) Award winning 2012 student thesis film about one man’s dream to preserve one million acres of land. 11:00 Mark Harris author of Grave Matters: A Journey Through The Modern Funeral Industry To A Natural Way Of Burial. Published by Scribner’s in 2007. Books will be available for sale and signing. 12:00 pm Annual membership meeting.
The program is free and open to the general public. Members are encouraged to invite family, friends, and neighbors to join them as we help “being the conversation.” The program will be followed by a short meeting of the Coastal Carolina (local) chapter of the Funeral Consumer’s Alliance. Attendees are invited to stay as we are always looking for new members and members who are interested on serving on our Board of Directors. The Funeral Consumer’s Alliance of Coastal Carolina is a non-sectarian, non-profit, membership organization based on the idea that everyone should have the right to the funeral and final arrangements they choose for themselves. Our mantra is “Plan Ahead, let your loved ones know your wishes and have meaningful discussions with them before the crisis.” We believe end-of-life planning significantly eases the burden on your family.