It's not enough to make sure your plastic bags are biodegradable. Now, you'd better make sure your body is, too.
Think about it: Doesn't cremation cause carbon emissions? And is that pine box made from sensitively harvested wood?
The truth is we start pummeling the planet from birth -- 3.1 million pounds of CO2 over the average lifetime, Mother Jones estimates -- and our impact doesn't stop after death.
"Now we're disconnected from the land, we're busy living in cities and we think we are going to live forever in a culture that worships youth and doesn't easily see the beauty of older people," fair organizer Liz O'Connell-Gates told the Berkeley Voice.
It's not clear how the beauty of older people will shine through six feet under. But this much is true: When we're buried in the ground, we'll be more connected to the planet.