In search of greener pastures

Lay, Jennie
October 2006
High Country News;10/30/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 20, p7
The article focuses on the first green burial grounds of Laina Corazon Coit in Colorado. According to Coits, she thought about the merits of decomposition and that conventional cemetery are a waste of natural space, water and financial resources. These are the reasons why Coit and her brother decided to create a burial ground. The idea has been a long time interest of Coit, she wanted it to be financially accessible especially for those people who are willing to dig grave themselves or conduct their own services. She states that land will get a priority over the aesthetic needs of the people, she also hopes to one day offer this option from places like Denver and Boulder.


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