January 28, 2021

Emerging Trends in Funerals & Burials

New approaches to funerals, burial, and memorialization are gaining mainstream acceptance.

July 2021

History on Tap

Kiggins Theatre

1011 Main Street

Vancouver, WA 98660

--- PAST EVENTS ---

November 18, 2020

The Art of Death and Dying

Hoffman Center of the Arts

Manzanita, OR

Online

Oct 20, 2020

First Annual Green Burial Conference

Session: What Do Funeral Directors Need to Know about Green Burial?

Online Webinar. Conference cancelled due to COVID- 19.

July 8, 2020

Green Burial in Clark County, Washington

Join Elizabeth Fournier, AKA The Green Reaper, for a discussion about sustainable burial. Elizabeth is a funeral director and author of The Green Burial Guidebook, you can find more about her work on her website, thegreenreaper.org. A link to join the virtual event will be sent out closer to the event.

May 14, 2020

Green Burial in Oregon - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Oregon City Public Library

606 John Adams St.
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
 

May 12, 2020

Aging Life Care Association - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Brookdale Oswego Springs

11552 SW Lesser Road

Portland, OR 97219

April 21, 2020

Oregon Public Broadcasting / Think Out Loud

Funeral in the time of COVID-19

Live on 91.5 FM

7:00 PM

April 9, 2020

Green Burials in Oregon - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Mid-Columbian Unitarian Universalists Church

Hood River, OR

1 pm

March 25, 2020

How Can I Have a Green Burial? - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Canby Adult Center

1250 S. Ivy

Canby, OR 97013
 

March 2, 2020

American Lung Association Q& A Session

Sunnybrook Medical Office
Conference Room F 
9900 SE Sunnyside Road
Clackamas, OR 97015

February 9, 2020

Guest Speaker: Importance of Planning your Homegoing

Emmanuel Church of God in Christ United

4800 NE 30th Avenue

Portland, OR 97211

February 4, 2020

Canby Public Library - Green Burial Lecture

Canby Public Library

220 NE 2nd Ave.
Canby, OR 97013
503.266.0653

January 21, 2020

Salem Environmental Education - Green News and Brews

Taproot Lounge and Cafe

356 State Street

Salem, OR 97301

January 21, 2020

Northwestern Showman's Club Banquet & Ball Memorial Service

The Benson Hotel

309 SW Broadway Street

Portland, OR 97205

December 3, 2019

GOING GREEN: END OF LIFE OPTIONS Webinar

Aging Advisors PDX Webinar Series

November 8, 2019

Lit Crawl PDX

Distressing Deaths in the Land of Literature

 

Ace Hotel

1022 SW Harvey Milk Street

Portland, OR 97205

October 30, 2019

OMSI After Dark: Spirits

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

1945 SE Water Avenue

Portland, OR 97214


We reside in a state filled with some of America’s most notorious scary spots. From creepy underground tunnels to hotels with guests of the paranormal variety, come sip on spooky science served straight with the undertaker of Boring, Oregon.

October 18, 2019

Oregon Cemetery Association 2019 Annual Conference

Presenter - Columbian Cemetery and Green Burial Council

Hood River Inn

1108 East Marine Way

Hood River, OR 97031

October 4, 2019

2019 GARDEN HOME COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY FAIR

September 21, 2019

Oregon Memorial Association 2019 Annual Gathering

Willamette View Heron Auditorium

12705 SE River Road

Portland, OR

June 13, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

At 20 weeks pregnant, Lindsey R. Dennis and her husband were told the child she was carrying would not live due to a fatal diagnosis. Later, in another stunning blow, they were told the same news with her second pregnancy. They chose to celebrate both lives alongside a community, both local and online, of hundreds of thousands as she carried each child to term only to bury them 14 months apart from each other.

June 6, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Experiencing the loss of a baby is one of the worst things that can happen to a parent. My guest today is Stacy Verdick Case, a spirit-filled woman whose relationship with God became very strained after the death of her very young son, Marshall. Stacy was 5 months pregnant when she gave birth to her first child, but he unfortunately was too small to survive.

June 4, 2019

GREEN BURIAL LECTURE

Rose Villa Performing Arts Center

13505 SE River Road

Portland, OR 97222

FREE!

May 24, 2019

LIVING PLANET: LIFE AND DEATH

@GreenDivaMeg explores green burial options for @DeutscheWelle's Living Planet podcast

May 23, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Pastor April Murchinson of Emmanuel Temple Church, a woman with a love for people and a desire for unity. I would hold her up to be a true example of a Proverb 31 woman.  

May 22, 2019

"AGING IN PORTLAND" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Memorial Day edition: History of Burial in Oregon with host Mark Turnbull.

2 PM PST

May 16, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Aimee discusses organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to sign up through Donate Life Northwest.  https://www.donatelifenw.org/register-now

May 9, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Heather Michet is a Ceremonialist, Songstress and healing guide who believes in the healing power of ceremony and music to guide and support us through our grief. Find out more at www.purplecrowsings.com

May 2, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Jill Murphy Long, filmmaker, storyteller and brain tumor survivor. On March 28th, 1979, she was 15 years old and delivering The York Dispatch newspaper to her neighborhood of sleepy Penn Oaks South, Pennsylvania, less than 13 miles from the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. Her younger brother Mike was outside as well on this day, the day Three Mile Island nuclear power plant melted down.

April 28, 2019

PORTLAND SHAMBHALA MEDITATION CENTER

April 25, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Josh Lattin, a gentle man and humanitarian who cares for the aged in his home, Heritage Elder Care, located in Damascus, Oregon, discusses his House of Love.

April 24, 2019

River West Village Salon GREEN BURIAL Q & A

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Shalom Center                  

4595 SW California St.                       

Portland, OR 97219

April 18, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

A fun, small-town funeral director chat with Rob Gaskill of Estacada Funeral Chapel

April 16, 2019

FUNERARY HISTORY OF GREEN BURIAL IN OREGON

Happy Valley Library

13793 SE Sieben Park Way

Happy Valley, OR 97086

April 11, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Deon opened the first alkaline hydrolysis facility in the Portland metro area, a natural water-based cremation process, that speeds up the body's natural decomposition after death. The process leaves a significantly smaller carbon footprint on the earth and uses only one-tenth of the energy of flame cremation. 

April 4, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Meet the fabulous Starchild, long-term friend of host, Elizabeth. They discuss being motherless daughters, and sharing the bond of becoming motherless daughters at a very young age.

March 28, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

A real estate broker and land developer by trade, Ed Bixby has recently developed a green burial ground in Historic Columbian Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Interview by Elizabeth Fournier.

March 21, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Evangelist  Rico Kaplan shares his experience as a street preacher in some very rough neighborhoods - notably in Jamaica  where he spent a considerable amount of time. Interviewed by Elizabeth Fournier.

March 15, 2019

APPROACHES TO THE END OF LIFE

Providence Willamette Falls Community Center

519 15th Street

Oregon City, OR 97045

Oregon Association of Professional Chaplains, Oregon North Chapter.

Registration: oregon.chaplains@gmail.com.  Suggested donation $5.

March 14, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Listen as Darcy explains her passion for exploring pathways to better dialogue and to help reframe the death narrative both culturally and within the church.

March 10, 2019

GREEN BURIAL DISCUSSION -- In Conversation with Walt Patrick of Herland Forest

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Vancouver

In the Religious Building

4505 E. 18th Street

Vancouver, WA 98661

March 8, 2019

'THE DIGITAL DIVIDE" - KBOO 90.7 FM, Portland, Oregon

Hosted by Rabia Yeaman

March 7, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Elizabeth interviews Chaplain Kenton Johnson, a chaplain for Clackamas County Fire District #1, a chaplain for Clackamas County Department of Communications 9-1-1 dispatchers and staff, a disaster relief chaplain for Search and Rescue, as well as for TIP which stands for Trauma Intervention Program.

February 28, 2019

"UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN" KKPZ 1330 AM, Portland, Oregon

Elizabeth interviews Kristin Applegate, fondly known as Nurse Apple, is a Hospice Nurse, End-of-Life Death Doula, creator of Applegate Overcrossings, and Urban Chicken Whisperer.

February 12, 2019

KAKU FM - Maui - "DEATH TRACKS"

Interview on 88.5 FM, Maui, HI with Host Bodhi Be

February 4, 2019

GREEN BURIAL FOR MARION COUNTY MASTER RECYCLERS 25th ANNIVERSARY

The Yard Food Park

4106 State Street NE

Salem, OR 97303

Raffle and green burial discussion held in a really large barn-like building surrounded by food trucks and full bar

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February 3, 2019

GREEN BURIAL DISCUSSION

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls

(formerly Atkinson Memorial Church)

710 6th Street
Oregon City, OR 97045

For more information, please phone: 503-655-7296

January 23, 2019

CODA CONVERSATIONS

PDX Commons Cohousing

4262 SE Belmont Street

Portland, OR 97215

January 13, 2019

WHAT IS GREEN BURIAL?

Fort Vancouver Library

901 C Street

Vancouver, WA 98660

January 5, 2019

TEDxSALEM

Salem Convention Center

Salem Oregon

 

January 3, 2019

The Northwest Association for Death Education & Bereavement Support

Lewis and Clark College

0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road

Portland Oregon 97219 USA

December 12, 2018

AGING IN PORTLAND

Interview, 1330AM THE TRUTH KKPZ

November 20, 2018

"WORKING ON PURPOSE" radio show

W4CY Radio

 

November 10, 2018

GREEN BURIAL SEMINAR

Washougal Community Center

1681 C Street

Washougal, WA 98671

 

November 9, 2018

LIT CRAWL PORTLAND

The Ladies' Aid Society Death Brigade 

"How I Want To Die," led by the Dames of Deathly Delights, Sallie Tisdale and Elizabeth Fournier

CENTRL Office Downtown

1155 SW Morrison St.

Portland, OR 97205

8:00 am

October 30, 2018

BE PROVIDED CONSERVATION RADIO

October 20, 2018

Historical Columbian Cemetery Harvest Festival

Historic Columbian Cemetery

1151 N Columbia Blvd

Portland, OR 97211

October 12, 2018

Garden Home and Sustainability Repair Fair

THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center – Gymnasium

7475 SW Oleson Road

Portland, Oregon 97223

October 6, 2018

Puyallup Festival of Books

Puyallup Public Library

324 South Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371

September 25, 2018

AUTHOR2AUTHOR RADIO SHOW

Elizabeth speaks with renowned speaker and writer, Bill Kenower

September 20, 2018

THE SUSTAINABILITY CENTURY

“Green Death and Funerals" interview with Marc de Sousa Shields

September 15, 2018

River West Village Senior Resource Fair

Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Highway

Portland, 97219

September 11, 2018

WINNING WITH ANNALEE

Interview, 1620AM, Pensacola, Florida and 92.3FM, Mobile, Alabama

September 5, 2018

AGING IN PORTLAND - Part 2

Interview, 1330AM THE TRUTH KKPZ

August 29, 2018

AGING IN PORTLAND

Interview, 1330AM THE TRUTH KKPZ

Auagust 19, 2018

BONNEVILLE SACRAMENTO PUBLIC RADIO

Interview on all four Sacramento stations: KNCI 105.1 FM, KZZO 100.5 FM, KYMX 96.1 FM and KHTK 1140 AM

August 15, 2018

Oregon Museum of the Oregon Territory - Murdock Gallery

Dying Traditions and New Life of Oregon’s Funeral Industry Presenter
Oregon Museum of the Oregon Territory - Murdock Gallery
211 Tumwater Drive
Oregon City, OR 97045

August 13, 2018

MR. MEDIA!

Interview with Bob Andelman

August 8, 2018

Mater Dei Radio

Interview broadcast on Catholic radio.

88.3 FM KBVM – Portland, Salem, Vancouver

94.9 & 100.5 FM KMME – Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove

August 9, 2018

THIRD PLACE BOOKS

Author Elizabeth Fournier will read from her Green Burial Guidebook and sign.

17171 Bothell Way NE

Seattle, WA 98155

August 8, 2018

GET OVER IT!

Interview with Monique Chapman

August 5, 2018

MOTHER EARTH NEWS GREEN LIVING FAIR

Author Elizabeth Fournier Presents a Green Burial Workshop.

Linn County Fairgrounds
3800 Knox Butte Road East
Albany, OR 97322

August 2, 2018

UNITY FM - "WORLD SPIRITUALITY"

Interview with host Reverend Paul John Roach

August 1, 2018

ONE PAGE WEDNESDAY

Literary Arts

925 SW Washington Avenue

Portland, OR 97205

August 1, 2018

VOICE AMERICA - "GOOD GRIEF"

VoiceAmerica

July 31, 2018

KBOO -"BETWEEN THE COVERS"

Interview by Emily Young, 90.7 FM, Portland, Oregon

July 29, 2018

KXL - "SPEAKING FREELY"

Interview on 101 FM, Portland, OR with Host Lucinda Kay

July 14, 2018

CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER

Author Elizabeth Fournier Presents a Green Burial Workshop

Clackamas Community College

19600 South Molalla Avenue

Oregon City, OR 97045
 

July 13, 2018

ESTACADA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Everything You Need to Know About Green Burial with Local Mortician + Author Elizabeth Fournier

Estacada Public Library

825 NW Wade Street

Estacada, Oregon 97023

(503) 630-8273
 

July 10, 2018

KDNK - "FOR LAND'S SAKE"

Live Interview, 88.1FM - Carbondale, Colorado

July 10, 2018

KPFT - "ECOLOGY RADIO"

Live Interview, 90.1FM, Houston, Texas

June 29, 2018

THE OPEN BOOK

Author Elizabeth Fournier will discuss green burial and demonstrate the art of a burial shroud.

 

155 NE Greenwood Avenue

Bend, OR 97701

7:30 am Pacific

June 26, 2018

KGNU - "HOW ON EARTH SCIENCE SHOW"

Radio Interview on 88.5 FM - Boulder/Denver, Colorado

June 23, 2018

THE BRONC - "SUSTAINABLE YOU"

Radio Interview on 107.7 FM, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

June 17, 2018

WAIF - "LIFE IS MEANT TO BE GOOD"

Live Interview, 88.3FM, Cincinnati, Ohio

June 16, 2018

OREGON MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION - Green Burial: A Newer Earth-Friendly Options

Holladay Park Plaza Penthouse

1300 NE 16th

Portland, OR 97213

June 15, 2018

BOOK BIN

Author Elizabeth Fournier will inform, educate and entertain as she passionately reads from her Green Burial Guidebook. She will be on hand with a burial shroud and will sign copies of her book.. 

450 Court Street NE

Salem, OR 97301

June 14, 2018

ANOTHER READ THROUGH

Elizabeth reads from her latest book, will lead a lively discussion of all things green burial, and signs copies. 

3932 North Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97227

June 9, 2018

KEXP - Mind Over Matters Sustainability Segment

Interview, 90.3FM, Seattle, WA

June 2, 2018

ELLIOT BAY BOOK COMPANY

Hear Elizabeth read from her latest book and have her sign your copy. 

1521 10th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122

May 31, 2018

VILLAGE BOOKS

Stop by and meet author Elizabeth Founier and pick up a copy of her latest book to sign. 

1200 11th Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

May 29, 2018

WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO

Burials That Are Environmentally Friendly

May 26, 2018

VINTAGE BOOKS

Green Burial Talk sponsored by the Good Neighbors Program.

6613 East Mill Plain Boulevard

Vancouver, WA 98661

May 25, 2018

BOOK BIN

Stop by the Book Bin in Corvallis to hear Elizabeth read from her new book and get your copy signed by the author. 

215 SW 4th Street

Corvallis, OR 97333

May 24, 2018

KMUZ - WASTE MATTERS

Live In-Studio Interview

100.7 FM Salem, Oregon

May 19, 2018

ORCA BOOKS

Visit Orca Books in Olympia to hear Elizabeth read from her latest book and get your book signed by the author. 

509 East 4th Avenue
Olympia, WA 98501

May 18, 2018

MOTHER FOUCAULT'S BOOKSHOP

An evening of deathly delights as Elizabeth reads from her latest book, and presents a burial shrouding demonstration along with Portland author Casey Jarman Death: An Oral History.

523 SE Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97215

May 16, 2018

IN OTHER WORDS BOOKSTORE

Join a book release party where Elizabeth will read from her new book and participate in a book signing session. 

14 NE Killingsworth Street

Portland, OR 97211

May 15, 2018

AM Northwest & Afternoon LIVE!

Two chances to catch Elizabeth Fournier talking about her latest book on KATU-ABC. 

May 10, 2018

NPR - Jefferson Public Radio Live Interview

THE JEFFERSON EXCHANGE | Jefferson Public Radio Live Interview

NPR Member station of Southern Oregon/Northern California

May 9, 2018

SCIENCE ON TAP

Mortuary Science: Green Burial Presenter

Kiggins Theater
1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA  98660

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