Monday, November 10, 2008


Tomorrow, 11/11, the Minnesota Chapter of TNL is going to be featured on WCCO News at 10pm! A big thanks to Liz Collin, Megan Brown, and everyone else at WCCO-TV who found this topic to be interesting and worthy of doing a story on. I can't wait to see it!

In other news, Nicole, Derek, and I went to Madison this week for the annual TNL Planning Retreat. We discussed the goals set a year ago, our progress, and our plans for the future. Now that we officially have IRS 501(c)3 Nonprofit Status we will have a lot more donation and grant opportunities. We worked on establishing a land search committee and our executive director, Mark, is developing a conservation cemetery operator's manual which will help us transition smoothly when appropriate land is found and acquired. We have a great team and a lot of passionate people working hard to make this happen. I feel confident that within a few years we will have a conservation cemetery up and running.

Right now we just need to get the word out. Watch WCCO tomorrow night! Tell your friends! Invite us to come and give a presentation! And finally, think about becoming a member!


saramurray said...

For my own religious beliefs I have always wanted a green burial where my remains would return to the earth in a natural way and enrich the soil to produce new life. I always thought I would have to search out a Native American reservation or something in order to accomplish this. After watching WCCO last night I know that this option is and will be available to me, and that other people want the same thing! I am very excited about it and can't wait to hear what happens next with getting a Green Cemetery up and running in Minnesota!
-Sara from Eagan, MN

A Green Goodbye said...

Thanks Sara! It's great to hear from you! Hopefully we all won't have too long to wait until this is an option for everyone in Minnesota.