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Learn How to Green Your Funeral Arrangements at Osher
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque , NM
Friday, July 19, 2019


If you’ve spent your life recycling and minimizing your carbon footprint, wouldn’t you like to make your final disposition eco-friendly as well? Then sign up for the August 9 class “How to ‘Green’ Your Final Arrangements” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Did you know cremation can generate 532 pounds of CO2 or more per person? With more than a million people in the U.S. alone choosing cremation every year, this adds up to a significant carbon footprint. There are ways to make your final disposition have a lighter impact on the environment.

In this two-hour class, learn about new death care trends in the United States. These include green burial, DIY/home funerals, alkaline hydrolysis and other ways to make your final disposition more in line with your environmental values. Funny film clips help illustrate concepts while you laugh and learn.

Register online for Course 19885, the fee is $20. The class will take place Friday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. to noon at the UNM Continuing Education Building, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque.

About Instructor Gail Rubin

Gail Rubin, humorous motivational speaker for hospice
Gail Rubin was featured on the cover of the June-August 2019 OLLI Catalogue.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

A Good Goodbye
Albuquerque, NM