Last Saturday, Nicole, Theresa Peterson, Derek, and I met with Mark and Kristi of Trust for Natural Legacies (TNL) to officially form the Minnesota Chapter. We now have informational materials and the basis of a powerpoint and intend to start doing community outreach within the next couple of weeks. This is all very exciting! We'll be tailoring the presentation to better suit us locally and give it a personal touch and then start setting foot out in the community. If you are interested in having us present at your organization or know of someone who would be interested, please contact us at NaturalBurialProject@gmail.com.
In some exciting news, Nicole and I were recently contacted by a woman who works for WCCO about doing a story on Green Burial. Her interview won't be for WCCO but she did also inform the special projects department of the news station who also sounded interested in doing a separate story. If anything is aired on TV i'll let you know when.
There is also some very new discussion about a possible film project. I'm sure i will give more details when i have them.
We have volunteer meetings coming up October 4th and 5th so please come to one of them!
The first one is Saturday 10/4 at Minneapolis Central Library, Conference Room N-402 starting at 1pm
The next is Sunday 10/5 at Rondo Community Outreach Library in Saint Paul stating at 1:30pm in the Multipurpose Room.
We have a larger capacity at the Saint Paul location but will accommodate anyone who shows up.
During each of the meetings we'll be giving a brief presentation about what natural burial is, why it's important, and what we're doing here in Minnesota. We can also do some Q&A and discussion and if you would like to volunteer we can talk about what best suits your interests. I would only expect each meeting to last a couple of hours.
Finally, we've decided that instead of the dia de los muertos party on November 1st we'll be hosting a more informal member get together in Como Park with pumpkin carving and a BYO picnic, weather permitting. I'll send out a formal invitation as the details get worked out and the date gets closer. Hope to see you there!