Susan Koswan is the instigator of the Good Green Death Project. Susan has been fortunate over the past twenty-five years to be able to pursue her passions and causes while being a stay-at-home mom. From writing a novel (2080: The Return of Pareto) to eco-activism, to learning how to play guitar and sing, and even being the host and community producer for a six-part series on Rogers (The Green Scene), life has been good. Now she wants to find out how can we work together to make the end of our days and beyond, greener and more meaningful.
Ellen Newman is the co-instigator of the Good Green Death Project. Ellen Newman is a licensed funeral director specializing in green, natural and family-led funeral, burial and end of life care options. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Green Burial Society. She is a graduate (2014) of the Contemplative End of Life Care program at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto. She is the host/facilitator of the Halton Hills Death Café. She serves as a member/trainer for the Infant and Pregnancy Loss Doula program of the Home Hospice Association and for the National Lay Chaplaincy Steering Committee of the Canadian Unitarian Council. She firmly believes that if people do not know what options are available to them, they do not have any. She is committed to working toward change that allows for a more participatory, empowered experience at the end of life.