Going green is becoming a part of life for more and more people. If you want to make an impact beyond the eco-conscious decisions you make during your living years, you can opt for a green funeral. The traditional funeral makes a huge environmental impact, and a green funeral involves choosing to reduce that impact. There are a number of ways you can do this, including: Forgo Embalming: Embalming fluid contains large amounts of formaldehyde, plus other toxic chemicals. Not only are these … [Read more...] about Green Funerals
According to Donate Life Texas, there are more than 96,000 people across America awaiting an organ or tissue transplant. 7,000 of these people are Texans. There’s an urgent need for organ and tissue donors, as an average of 17 people die each day waiting for transplants. In Texas alone, over 500 people died last year while awaiting a transplant. How can you become a donor? You can register with the Glenda Dawson Donate Life Texas registry. It’s the official organ donor registry for the state … [Read more...] about The Gift of Life: Organ Donation
Did you know that you do not have to buy funeral packages from your funeral home? Whether you plan your own funeral in advance or you have to plan the funeral of a loved one, you should know that you have rights in regards to funeral services. The Funeral Rule is a law monitored by the Federal Trade Commission. Understanding your rights when purchasing funeral goods can save you money and allow you to only get the services you wish to have. Getting Prices The Funeral Rule requires a funeral … [Read more...] about What is the Funeral Rule?