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Posted on: May 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Green Burial: An Environmentally Friendly Option to Return the Body to the Earth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Through May 23, 2018


Contact: Anika B. Jackson, 301-952-4584 

TTY: 301-952-4366

 Green Burial: An Environmentally Friendly Option to

Return the Body to the Earth

 Upper Marlboro, MD -- The Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is hosting a Speaker Series event on alternative burial methods that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the County Administration Building, Fourth Floor Board Room, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.

Each year in the United States we bury 827,060 gallons of embalming fluid; 1,636,000 tons of reinforced concrete; 90,272 tons of steel; 2,700 tons of copper and bronze; and 30 million board feet of hardwoods. Traditional burial can take a heavy toll on the environment, and be very expensive and time-consuming. Green Burial offers an alternative by using natural resources and provides an opportunity to reduce carbon footprint. During this presentation you will learn about Green Burial: what it is, how it differs from conventional burial practices, the history of Green Burial, and the options available to Marylanders.  

Approval of 1.5 Credit Maintenance credits is pending from the American Planning Association for this event for certified planners.

Jane Berkow, President of the Green Burial Association of Maryland, will be the guest speaker. She retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture where she worked for 20 years as an Organization Development Consultant. She was responsible for strategic planning, team building, meeting planning and facilitation and policy development. She has since become a master gardener and environmentalist.

For additional information, please go to www.pgplanning.org or contact Fatimah Hasan of the Prince George’s County Planning Department at 301-952-3580 or fatimah.hasan@ppd.mncppc.org.

WHO:              Prince George’s County Planning Department  

WHAT:            Speaker Series Event on Green Burial

WHEN:            March 23, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:          County Administration Building, Fourth Floor Board Room, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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