In the Philippines, land is scarce even for the dead. The space your lifeless body occupies depends largely on your economic stature when you were alive. On the way home this morning, I told the husband about the new Ashoka Fellow from the US — Katrina Spade — who founded Recompose, an organization that gives alternative after-life choices besides cremation and traditional burial. They essentially recompose bodies back into soil, which then makes new life possible. Less land and less energy required; a more sustainable way to leave this earth — or, well, to be back in it, I suppose. Check them out at www.recompose.life.