Links to External Resources
- National Home Funerals Alliance is the leading provider of information regarding home funerals and family-directed funerals in the US.
- Green Burial Council is the best-known resource for information about green cemeteries.
- See the Green Burial Council’s The Science Behind Green Burial for a great overview of environmental impact.
- Milwaukee: Prairie Rest is inside historical Forest Home, which is a hybrid cemetery with the south-east corridor of its grounds set aside for natural burial.
- Milwaukee: Greenwood Cemetery is also inside Forest Home, for the Jewish community.
- Waukesha: Prairie Home is a city-owned hybrid cemetery.
- Verona (near Madison): Natural Path is a green cemetery set amidst 25 acres of Farley Center land.
- Barneveld (near Madison): Circle Cemetery is 20 acres in size and includes woodlands, a restored prairie, and a forested ridgetop. The cemetery is part of the 200-acre Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, owned and operated since 1983 by Circle Sanctuary (a nature spirituality church).
Wisconsin-based End-of-Life Doulas
- Milwaukee: Shantell Riley
- Milwaukee: Anna Benton
- Grafton: Kelly Teague: email@example.com or 262-339-4248
- Delafield: Lori Baldwin: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Near Madison: Sharon Stewart
- Green Bay: Tereesa Daul
To be added to the above list, please contact us.
All links to caskets, shrouds, and DIY projects can be found on the Shrouds and Caskets page.
- Wisconsin Advance Directive Forms
- Family Disposition of Human Remains – home funeral guidance from Wisconsin Dept of Health
- Whole Body Donation information from the Medical College of Wisconsin
General Funeral Consumers Information
- Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Milwaukee – the local chapter of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping people “plan funerals that are dignified, meaningful, and affordable.”
- Federal Trade Commission – a pdf from the Federal Trade Commission on knowing your legal rights when shopping for funeral services.
The Death Positive Movement
Order of the Good Death leads the way…
Cool New Technology Coming Our Way
- Mushroom suits
- Recomposition This is my favorite “coming-soon” death technology. Watch this group!
- Alkaline Hydrolysis – Already legal in 16 states! WHY NOT WISCONSIN? It is far more environmentally sustainable than regular cremation, but with a similar end result. Write to your legislator!
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