So here’s the deal. Someday, my life is going to end, hopefully not till I’m an old lady, but who can really say for sure with so many Bridezillas lurking around.
When the day comes that I DO die by the hand of a Bridezilla, by a cake demolition experiment gone wrong, or under a giant gingerbread house avalanche, let the record show that I went down with a chocolate piping cone in my hand.
Let it also show that I want my body to be handled in the greenest most eco-friendly way possible, without the use of fuel, casket materials, concrete, or embalming fluids. For me personally, those things are not a good fit.
I, Kristen Coniaris (a.k.a Wicked Goodies), city dweller, wish to be folded back into the earth through the natural process of decomposition. Family members and close friends, please take note!
Some of you are aware that Mike and I grow a green porch garden here in San Diego, so we are keen on how returning organic materials to the earth enriches the soil. As evidence, behold some of the fruits of our urban garden! Above we have organic rainbow Swiss chard and beets growing on our stoop in a recycled storage bin filled with compost-enriched soil. Below we have our double bin driveway composting system.
The Urban Death Project works in the same way that our urban garden does – by adding organic materials back into the soil in a perpetual, renewable nutrient cycle.
This is especially important to be thinking about now as our earth’s soil is rapidly degrading – we have been taking and taking while not putting back in.
*Cue dance music*
Now I am proud to say that it’s my old college roommate, Katrina Spade, who is the mastermind behind this emerging new technology. Here is a photo of us way back when the Urban Death Project and Wicked Goodies were mere twinkles in our eyes. Perhaps it is no coincidence that our nickname for Katrina in college was “Tree.”
All over the globe, the UDP is gaining notice (for instance, check out this article or this article or these articles). This project is BIG and GROUNDBREAKING. I am honored to serve as one of the captains of its very first crowd-funding campaign!
This fundraiser will support the second phase of construction operations of the prototype facility in Seattle, Washington, USA. Katrina aims to have this location operational by 2020. The ultimate goal, of course, is for this renewable energy option to become available in every major city, including your own.
If you like this idea, then please support the UDP Kickstarter campaign NOW. If you join in at this time, you will be entering at the ground floor – or I should say, at the top of the core – of a monumental revolution in death care.
To redeem your extra bonus, please email me a copy of your donation receipt. Limit one item per redemption. This offer lasts until the campaign reaches its $75,000 goal.
- $25+ pledge, get a copy of an one of my ebooks – your pick which one
- $50+ pledge, get 1 hour of bakery consulting services (phone or skype)
- $100+ pledge, get 2 hours of bakery consulting services (phone or skype)
- $300+ pledge, get your own custom bakery wordpress website (limit 1 offer, first come first serve)
Thank you for respecting the earth and my wish to remain with it
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