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This Saturday–“Green Burial and The Vermont Law” at Putney Library

Green burial is an internment practice that seeks to minimize the negative impacts of burial while at the same time benefiting the environment. Many Vermonters are surprised to learn that green burial is not an option in Vermont. However, a new bill introduced at the state house could change that by changing the mandatory minimum burial depth.
On Saturday, February 25th at 3pm, come to the Putney Public Library to learn about the bill, why burial depth is important, and the environmental benefits of green burial on rehabilitating, preserving, and conserving habitats. This program is hosted by end-of-life specialist and green-burial-educator Michelle Acciavatti and wildlife biologist and green-burial-educator Carl Anderson. It includes a screening of the short documentary, “Dying Green”, followed by a brief presentation about green burial in Vermont and a discussion. For more information visit and direct questions to

Putney Library is located at 55 Main Street in Putney, VT. This program is free and open to the public.