Green Burials

What Is It?

Green burial is a process wherein a body is returned to the soil in its most natural form without a wooden or concrete coffin, or any toxic embalming fluids.

A typical 15 acre cemetery contains enough coffin wood to construct more than 60 homes, nearly 1,500 tons of casket metal and another 30,000 tons of vault concrete.

Plus enough toxic embalming fluid to fill a large swimming pool.

Isn't it time to take some kind of stand here? 

The manufacturing of coffins requires the destruction of forests.

Embalming fluids seep into the soil and pollute the water thus disturbing the ecosystem.

Traditional coffins do not decompose, causing a toxic sludge to form underground. This sludge mainly consists of cancer- inducing toxic chemicals called formaldehyde. Hundreds and hundreds of gallons of formaldehyde enter our water table every years.

The body may instead be wrapped in a bio-degradable material like a sheet or a shroud.

Another alternative would be to use an eco friendly bamboo coffin. Nature takes its course and the decomposition of organic matter enriches the earth and nourishes plants which eventually contribute towards a healthier environment.

Green burials can also save you money. 

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Another option is a biodegradable Urn, a new eco-friendly way to bury ashes of a loved one at their permanent resting place! This all-natural, patent pending biodegradable urn is made from bamboo, a sustainable resource, and is simple and easy to use. It can be either kept in the home or buried at a favorite place - in the garden, forest, a natural burial cemetery, or anywhere else you see fit!

Green burial really speaks to old-fashioned values of frugality, simplicity, a love of family, a desire to do it yourself and self-sufficiency, and a respect for tradition.

This is how nature intended it to be.

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