#FaeFriday: A Book That Made You Want to Help Change the World

#FaeFriday is a weekly book tag created by Kristy at CaffeinatedFae, who is also the creator of the tag image above. 

Here’s the rules:

  • Link back to this page on Caffeinated Fae.
  • If the prompt idea comes from another blog, link to that blog as well.
  • Use #FaeFriday when posting to social media so we can all find each other!
  • Participate when you can and have fun with the prompt!

It’s #FaeFriday. This week, we’ve seen both the good and the bad. Our world needs change which is why I’m wondering: What is a book that made you want to help change the world? Wanting to help change the world isn’t enough which is why there is a bonus prompt of: What are you doing to help change the world?

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

This book, and her Youtube channel Ask a Mortician, made me think about the environmental impact of current burial practices. I knew before reading this book I did not want to be embalmed but I never realized how much of an environmental impact current burial practices have. It was eye opening to find that even cremation affects the environment a lot. 

After reading this book, I became determined to show people that there are other options out there that are environmentally friendly. I always share any new videos from her channel to help people be informed, I sign petitions for new burial practices, and I support the Order of the Good Death any time I can. I also started talking about it with my husband so he knows my wishes on being embalmed. These are small things yes, but everyone has to start somewhere.

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3 thoughts on “#FaeFriday: A Book That Made You Want to Help Change the World

  1. Wow, great topic! I’ve actually never thought of this, but Jewish burial practices don’t allow for embalming (or cremation). At least this makes me feel like it helps the environment and it’s one less thing to worry about. I’m going to have to check this book out!

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