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News item image Eco Friendly Solutions

As introduced in another article on our website, funerals are not always easy on the environment. Yet, there is a wonderful solution that can make a small positive impact.

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News item image Famous Last Words

Last words can be surprising, sad or visionary. Have you ever wondered what famous people have said before heading to the last road? The Mental_floss gives an overview of the last words said by famous people.

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News item image Good Funeral Awards

The Oscars of the UK Funeral Trade. Can you have an awards ceremony for the people who work in the funeral industry? Of course you can, says the Good Funeral Awards Foundation. Well, at least in the United Kingdom.There will be an award ceremony held on Saturday 5 September, 2015. At King Alfred campus at the University of Winchester. The Good Funeral Awards recognize outstanding service to the bereaved. Nominations for the 2015 Awards are now open.

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News item image Call for papers

The theme of the 2015 DDD International Conference is ‘Eastern and Western Ways of Dying and Death'. Deadline on the 1st of April 2015!

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News item image Cemeteries Worth Seeing

These Cemeteries Should Be on Your Bucket List. Article by Mike Hepburn, originally appeared in Funeral Tech. Sure, you may not plan your next vacation destination based on which famous cemetery you can see while you’re there, but a visit to any of the following cemeteries is sure to be worth your while.

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News item image Green Leave - The Impact of Balloons

The Foundation Green Leave Warns about the Environmental Impact of Balloons. The municipality of Amsterdam is going to forbid releasing balloons in big events (more than 100 attendees). This is a positive development and is supported by the Foundation Green Leave. The make-a-wish-balloons is also a popular ritual farewell. Unfortunately, the relatives of the deceased do not always think about the consequences.

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News item image "Burden of Wings" Mauro Marinelli

The transience of life captured in poetic pictures.Iconic cemetery images captured on Polaroid juxtapose the in- herent contradictions of the immediate moment: instant and everlasting. In homage to the 16th century Dutch still life style of Nature Morte, the stone of mortuary sculptures softens like flesh and graveside tokens and bouquets of colorful flowers depict life be- coming death.

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