Green Burial

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Green (or natural) burial...

emphasizes simplicity and environmental sustainability. The body is neither cremated nor prepared with chemicals such as embalming fluids.

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It is simply placed...

in a biodegradable coffin or shroud and then interred without a concrete burial vault. The grave site is allowed to return to nature.

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The goal is complete decomposition...

of the body and its natural return to the soil. Traditional funeral methods typically attempt to inhibit decomposition.  Green burial allows the body to recycle naturally.

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Most burials before the mid-19th century...

were actually green. Green burials are seeing a resurgence in popularity because they are simple, cost less, and conserve natural resources.

Green Burial

The Green Man Casket Co. is certified through the Green Burial Council.