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    • Wed, March 13, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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     Wednesday, March 13

    Noon - 1:30pm

    Facilitator: Deborah Gaines, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

    Topic: Green Burials & Other Earth-Friendly Dispositions

    The term 'Green burials' has been around for decades now. But what does it mean? What requirements have to be met for a burial to be considered 'green'? What is a 'clean cremation'? Come learn about some of the new Earth friendly options for disposition: Alkaline hydrolysis, mushroom suits, and tree pods...oh my! The presentation will be followed with a time for discussion. There will also be a biodegradable casket & urns, as well as other green funeral products to look at.


    Advance registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.


    • Mon, April 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Womanspace William Reif Gallery
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     Monday, April 22nd

    6:00-7:30pm

    All of our plants and animals have value and are part of the web of life. Our lives and theirs are linked together — without them, our own species might not survive. 

    Land-dwelling wildlife species have declined by 40% since 1970.
    Birds populations have been reduced by about 20-25%.
    HoneyBees and butterfly populations are dwindling.

    We need to do better. That is why Earth Day Network is undertaking a campaign to elevate understanding and foster action to stop the decimation of species around the globe.

    Come learn about the plants and animals who are in our natural habitat and what we can do to help them. Find out more about the gardens, forest, and prairie land right here on Womanspace grounds. The evening will be a combination of education with craft stations and ideas of ways to contribute to a healthy Earth at Womanspace or in your backyard. 
    The evening will conclude with a walk at the labyrinth to honor Mother Earth! This is a FAMILY event for all ages!

    Advanced registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome.



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