A different way to bury yourself
Green cremation, Earthing, Fighting Big Oil
The forward-leaning morning newsletter for those
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May 1, 2023
Topics: Earth Day, Santa Barbara, environmental activism, Jane Fonda, earthing, green cremation, cannabis, Delaware
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👣A big simple idea A simple solution against insomnia, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, stress and much more is growing in popularity. Ever heard of earthing?
Earthing, aka grounding is the act of bringing your skin in contact with the Earth. Growing scientific evidence suggests that the electrons on the Earth's surface transfer the energy from the ground into the body. Earth's electrons produce multiple beneficial changes in the areas of insomnia, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, stress and much more.
It’s as simple as tip toeing through the tulips. Literally walking on the bare Earth without asphalt, concrete paving, or rubber soled shoes, is grounding. This direct contact with any Earth surface enables electrons to flow through the body and eliminate free radicals and inflammation.
Ever heard of the autonomic nervous system (ANS)? It controls the muscles of internal organs such as the heart, the glands, the stomach, the liver, the lungs and more. It is a pathway that sends signals for the body to communicate with the brain. It’s required for breathing. These pathways become dysfunctional with prolonged experiences of stress.
The research, especially a study which was published in the NIH Jan 12, 2012, along with many anecdotal reports, continues to grow. This YouTube video does a great job of going into detail as to how this works. The Earth is precious to all of us; let's do what we must to keep it healthy and balanced!
🌊New burial options Archbishop Desmond Tutu was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town; and he was widely known for his work as an anti-apartheid, human rights and climate activist. He died on December 26, 2021. His body wasn't embalmed or cremation. Instead, the late Archbishop Tutu chose an uncommon process to dispose of his remains called water cremation, aquamation and green cremation. In this process the body is decomposed in a mixture of water and alkali, also called alkaline hydrolysis.
His reason for choosing water cremation is that it is a more sustainable method. It uses five times less energy than cremation and it reduces the funeral emissions from greenhouse gases by about 35%. This sustainable deposition practice originated in the 90s, but it wasn't until 2010 that funeral homes started adopting it in America. Now, up to 26 states in the United States, including Hawaii and California, and other parts of North America permit it. White Rose Aqua Cremation in San Diego county is only providing green cremations for all religious affiliations.
Water cremation is legal in the U.K., and Scotland, but lawmakers have yet to pass regulations introducing the sustainable practice in the country.
🌿Delaware is #22 After declining to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use last year, Delaware Gov. John Carney finally allowed the passing of two House bills into law last week. Called House Bill 1 and House Bill 2, the bills were passed into law without the governor's signature. They legalize cannabis consumption and possession for adults 21 and older. They also establish a regulatory framework for the cannabis industry. Noteworthy, people are prohibited from growing cannabis in their homes or consuming cannabis in public places. This makes Delaware the 22nd U.S. state to legalize the adult-use cannabis industry.
The state will levy up to 15% tax on retail sales and says it will invest roughly half of the tax revenue to help communities most impacted by the prohibition of cannabis and the war on drugs. Delaware has already received up to 30 adult-use retail applications, but sales will not begin until August 2024.
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🌎Santa Barbara's Earth Day! The heart of the first Earth Day 53 years ago came to life from the final straw oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast. Union Oil's oil rig poured millions of gallons of oil turning the blue ocean waters to black. The Big Oil lies about the harm to life and the environment were being met head-on by activists and grassroots protests across the country.
Even insiders were calling out the lies of Big Oil, and scientists working for Big Oil began disputing the spill volume estimates and the damage to the environment. This Earth Day celebration in Santa Barbara was April 29-30 and brought out young and old alike to discuss how to best protect the Earth, and the food and water supplies from petroleum based chemicals. Actor and environmental activist Jane Fonda was there to rally the crowd to get ready for more showdowns with Big Oil in California and beyond. Last Chance Alliance and the Climate Center are organizing rallies and sponsoring petitions to confront Big Oil.
Stay Curious... Who are we?
Fun question of the day: Would you try a CBD beverage at a Cubs baseball game?
Who are we?
Last fun question of the day: Did you participate in at least one Earth Day event?
85% of respondents said YES
Thanks again for being you. Until the next issue, be sure to add more green to your life!
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