You are probably asking yourself: Who is this Green Reaper and what do you mean by giving the last gift I can share?
When I first learned of Elizabeth Fournier (aka The Green Reaper), I had those very same questions myself. But once I spoke with her on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio, I learned this woman’s work is of vital importance to us as commited individuals, to our loved ones and, also, to the planet as a whole.
The majority of boomers hope to leave the world a better place. In fact, that’s been a running theme throughout our lives. And now that we’re older and have more descretionary time, many of us are volunteering our talents and time to help those less fortunate. Or, perhaps, we’re choosing to support a friend or family member in need. Whichever ways you share your gifts, age provides both the ability and the desire to bring greater meaning to our existence by giving back to others.
In addition to the many upsides of growing older, the Feisty Side of Fifty is also the time to realize that life is not going to go on forever. And that brings us to a critical question: Have you given much thought to the ultimate act of giving the world a gift even after you die? Whether or not this thought has crossed your mind you are going to want to listen to what Elizabeth has to say.
Elizabeth is a lifetime mortician who has been dubbed as the “green reaper” by her many admirers and fans. Her passion is educating the public on “going green” as a last act of volunteerism. I had the enlightening opportunity to speak with her as she shared information and insights from her book, The Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial.
This topic isn’t an easy one for most of us. But if you are a boomer who cares about the planet even after you’re gone, you will want to make certain you tune in for this one!