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Useful Resources

Advanced directives are essential to end of life planning. Begin with reading about Documents You May Need to understand the necessary paperwork involved.

The terminally ill are often faced with an array of complex issues and meaningful concerns. Read more about Issues You Will Face as a dying person, and empower yourself with knowledge to face your biggest challenges with courage, skill and grace.

It is important that you and your family Know Your Rights. Laws and regulations around end-of-life matters vary from state to state and county to county, so be informed.

Does your community need an end-of-life (EOL) project? Consider Starting an EOL Group.

Need access to other resources to educate yourself about end-of-life choices? Visit our Other EOL Resources area for links to many informative sites.

Another good resource is Mark Harris’ book, Grave Matters, which catalogues the environmental costs of embalmment and standard burial practices and details a range of alternative burial and cremation options.

For more information on the topic of green burials in general, please refer to:, or consider booking IFC to provide a Green Burial workshop.