Help Bring Recompose to New York State

A382 is headed to Governor Kathy Hochul’s desk. Let’s urge her to sign it.  Thank you.

How to Submit Your Support

Huge news! Assembly Bill A382 has passed the Senate AND the Assembly in New York State. We are inches away from human composting being a legal death care option there.

1. Write a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul urging her to sign A382 (template below).

2. Mail one copy to:

The Honorable Kathleen Hochul

Governor of New York State

State Capitol

Albany, NY 12224

3. Mail a second copy to:

Elizabeth Fine, Esq.

Counsel to the Governor

Executive Chamber

State Capitol

Albany, NY 12224

4. Email a copy to [email protected]

Feel free to use the template below as is or edit if you feel inspired. And thank you for being part of the Recompose community.

Letter Template

[Insert Date]

The Honorable Kathleen Hochul Governor

New York State

State Capitol

Albany, NY 12224

RE: Please Sign A382 – Ecological Death Care/Natural Organic Reduction

Dear Governor Hochul,

I write to request your signature on Assembly Bill A382. This bill authorizes natural organic reduction (aka human composting) in the state of New York.

Natural organic reduction is a safe and sustainable death care option. This process will provide New York’s residents with a funeral option that offers significant savings in carbon emissions, water, and land usage over conventional burial or cremation.

Every New Yorker deserves to choose a death care option that is meaningful for them and for their family. Human composting is that choice for me.

[Insert personal reasons if applicable.]

For the above reasons, I am urging your signature on A382.



[Insert Your Name]

[Insert NYS Town of Residence if Applicable]


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