Going Out Green: The Mortuary Science of Green Burial

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $9.00* advance tickets,
$10.00** suggested cover at the door.

Food and Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, pizza slices, and snacks available.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Despite amazing advances in medical science and technology, the mortality rate for human beings stands at a whopping 100 percent. It’s a fact: All of us are going to die someday. Basic science has concluded that contemporary after-death procedures—embalming with noxious chemicals and outdated burial in upmarket caskets—aren’t too nature-friendly. These choices are ecologically damaging, and their lack of environment-positivity have triggered many in the funeral profession to change their ways.

At this Science on Tap, Eco-Mortician Elizabeth Fournier presents a reverent look at the mortuary science of green burial by reshaping the narrative around what we consider traditional burial practices.

Elizabeth Fournier owns and operates Cornerstone Funeral Services in Boring, Oregon, where she is affectionately known as the Green Reaper for her green burial advocacy. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Green Burial Council, the environmental certification organization setting the standard for green burial in North America. She is also the author of The Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with  Campus Sig-Horz Vancouver