Virtual Coffee & Conversation- Green Burial
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Green or "natural" burial is a way of disposing of a dead body without formaldehyde-based embalming or environmentally unfriendly concrete burial vaults, in a shroud or biodegradable casket. It also means using minimal heavy equipment for burial and landscaping in a cemetery where the gravesite may be part of a reclaimed or existing forest or meadow that is maintained with minimum intervention and supported as open green space. Graves are marked with an engraved fieldstone or no marking at all. Even existing municipal cemeteries are beginning to offer hybrid burial, which allows green burial in a more conventional setting.
But how do you find it?
The Natural Burial Cemetery Guide Second Edition presents cemeteries that practice green burial across the US organized to make it easy to find the the best fit for you. Together they make a compelling argument for green burial and offer options for those asking the hard question: What kind of burial do I want for myself and my loved ones? While Green Burial Naturally does not endorse one cemetery over another, this one-of-a-kind resource will guide you in making your own informed decisions.
Excerpt from www.greenburialnaturally.org