Fall 2020 - Affiliate Spotlight
Sustainable Funeral [Now Fireless Cremation]
From the moment our Board of Directors met Ed Gazvoda of Sustainable Funeral, it was obvious we would have a mutually supportive relationship and appreciation for what each of us offers the end-of-life field. Ed invited us for a tour of Sustainable Funeral, his aqua cremation business in Arvada, back in 2019, and he taught us about his process and the environmental benefits. He is passionate about this work, and it shows! We loved the whole concept and totally support this choice for body disposition.
Then, in December, Ed so graciously hosted us as we held a networking event at Sustainable Funeral for end-of-life services. We had a great turnout and a wonderful evening of networking, education, and food and drink! We are thrilled to have Sustainable Funeral as an affiliate member of the Collaborative, and to be able to shine the September Spotlight on Ed Gazvoda and Sustainable Funeral!
Watch Ed Gazvoda on Vice News
These Funeral Directors Are Dissolving Bodies in Water to Help Save the Earth
For more information, visit Fireless Cremation's website
and/or the CEOLC Affiliate Directory.
CEOLC Affiliate Member Spotlight
Affiliate Spotlight - Feldman Mortuary
Feldman Mortuary has been serving families in Denver since 1936 and is the oldest family-owned funeral in Colorado. We are educators, not order-takers. Everyone at Feldman’s helps families to figure out what is important at the time of a death and to meet those needs.
Affiliate Spotlight - 4 Winds/5 Elements
n 2019, after completing the rigorous requirements needed to add the “clinical” piece to an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), I made the decision to seek part time hospice work and open a part time counseling practice. I wanted to support adults experiencing life’s transitions, helping them to become empowered with tools and healing that would help ensure a richness in living that they may have doubted. I wanted to empower people to feel part of something meaningful again. To that end, I am also and End of Life Doula, and a Reiki Master, offering energy healing work to those who desire a different level of care.
Affiliate Spotlight - Labyrinth of the Heart Center LLC
The Labyrinth of the Heart Center, LLC was created to support families going through pregnancy and infant loss and grief in order to honor our dead and our journeys with them in unity and love. Classes are offered to support families by learning appropriate communication skills around death, using ritual and creative arts for healing, and strengthening networks and communities. Writing classes are offered to individuals who are seeking a modality to express grief and honor loved ones. Motherhood includes all of our losses at the Center. We honor each other through compassion, and work with the ancestors who have also lost pregnancies and babies from the beginning of humanity. All are welcome at our table.
Affiliate Spotlight - Skipton Law, LLC
Our firm’s mission is to provide personal and professional service to our clients, and to excel in all areas of estate planning and elder law. We constantly strive to maintain a high level of personal service while keeping costs reasonable through effective management and consultations. Our firm realizes that clients are entrusting us with the matters that are most important to them.
Affiliate Spotlight - Be A Tree Cremation
Like many in this work, Emily Nelson stumbled into death care before it developed into a deeper calling. She was exposed to death early and often in her younger years, starting with the loss of her birth mother as a small child, followed by grandparents, and then the loss of a close friend to war during college.
Affiliate Spotlight - Sustainable Funeral
We are proud to shine the spotlight on our friend and affiliate member, Ed Gazdova of Sustainable Funeral. His patent-pending Alkaline Hydrolysis 2.0 and New Life Chamber offer an ecologically sound and sustainable end-of-life option. Find out more about Sustainable Funeral’s aqua cremation method in this month’s Affiliate Member Spotlight.
Affiliate Spotlight - Laura Walker, Writer
As a freelance writer, editor, website designer, and business marketing and communications consultant, specializing in strategy planning and writing, Laura Walker is also a flexible, quick learner and teacher who can provide many other skills and talents. She is proud to be the designer of the CEOLC website!