Concern for environmental sustainability is growing. For those who choose to reduce their environmental footprint, a green burial furthers their connection to the earth. Green burial is more environmentally friendly than cremation and it allows the deceased to give back to the world and provide nourishment for plants and trees.
The process of green burial is done without embalming. The cleansed and sanitized body is dressed in organic, biodegradable clothing and then either wrapped in a shroud or placed in a biodegradable casket. It is then interred directly into the earth, in a dedicated green burial area—with no headstone or marker—and native flora is planted on top of the grave. Your loved one’s name will be inscribed on a nearby community boulder.