Green Burials

Why More People are Choosing Green Burials

The world is going green and burials are no exception. Many people are choosing to live their lives more naturally out of respect and appreciate for Mother Earth. They are reducing their consumption and recycle or reuse anything they can to save the environment. They can now carry on their green lifestyle even after they have passed on by choosing a green or natural burial.

 

A green burial is the interment of your body back into the soil in a manner that does not inhibit natural decomposition. The body is not kept in a traditional casket. This will allow the body to recycle itself back into the earth. There is also no embalming fluid involved, so the decomposition doesn’t harm the soil. Instead, the body of the deceased is wrapped in a bio-degradable shroud, blanket, or casket that decomposes along with it.

Why choose a green burial?

Many religions believe that our bodies should be reunited with the earth after death and a green burial is the most effective way to achieve this union. Every organism that has lived, has died and then been returned back to the earth to be recycled into a new life. Nature is designed not to waste resources. Continuous microbial activity inside of the soil breaks everything down and it is then used as fuel to create new life.

Does a green burial really help?

A green burial is safe, all-natural, and significantly better for the environment. It uses less energy, consumes fewer resources, there is no toxic embalming fluid involved, and it has less impact on the earth. The world is also running out of available burial space, which may lead to a serious need for more natural burials.

 

If we don’t conserve resources, there won’t be any left for future generations. A green burial helps preserve our earth. It is a simple and final step that eco-friendly people can make to give back to the earth that has supported them throughout their lives. 

What is different about a green burial?

There are some restrictions when it comes to a green burial. Everything must be bio-degradable. You won’t be able to place a concrete stone or monument on the grave to honor your loved one, but that shouldn’t discourage you from taking part in this practice. A gravestone is only a marker. The really memories and connections that we have with the people we have lost are in our hearts forever. We carry them with us daily and there doesn’t need to be a physical reminder to know how much they affected our lives.

 

More people are choosing a green burial to reconnect with Mother Earth, to preserve the environment, and to carry on their green living even in their death. It may not be the right decision for everyone, but it is worth looking into if you believe in living and dying in a natural and eco-friendly way. 

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Eduardo 8/29/13 2:58pm
we still had to buy the plot and the headstone, and you get the point. The arageve funeral costs between $7,000 and $10,000, and even though I was in the best financial shape of my life, I didn't have
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Why Choose A Green Burial?

Green burials are a safe, all-natural, and enviromentally-safe way to be buried. The process uses less energy, consumes fewer resources, and there is no use of toxic embalming fluids. All of these factors result with less of a negative impact on the earth and preserve the earth and resources for future generations.