Green Burial Options
You spent your life caring for the Earth, but you might not know that there are ways that you can continue this commitment at the end of life.
More people today are choosing Earth-friendly funeral and cremation products and services. This can take the form of a biodegradable casket or urn, burial in a natural cemetery or burial preserve, or scattering in a favorite natural area. We can explain these options to you and help you make your selections.
Green, or eco-friendly funerals are becoming more popular and easier to obtain. They traditionally include a simple burial of an unembalmed body in a biodegradable casket.
Some environmentally conscious families who do not wish to use chemicals such as formaldehyde choose to have their loved one embalmed using non-toxic chemicals instead. With this choice, they can still have a visitation, allowing friends and family the opportunity to say a final goodbye.
Green funerals tend to be informal gatherings of friends and family members in a natural setting.
When you choose cremation, you have many green options for cremation urns. You may choose a biodegradable urn for ground or water burial. Biodegradable urns can be made of salt, clay, and paper.
These urns will naturally decay over a period of days for water burial or a few months for urns placed in the ground.