natural burial

Advocates say composting is cheaper, more environmentally friendly and uses less energy than cremation or ground burial.
Over the last two decades, this question of green has moved beyond our living and into our dying in the most explicit of ways in the US, as a movement for environmentally friendly deathcare builds steam.
Green, or natural burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. Green burial necessitates the use of non-toxic and biodegradable materials, such as caskets, shrouds, and urns.
Why rethinking the way we handle the dead could be a boon to the environment and your wallet.
The Urban Death Project is developing a new option which may appeal to those among us who want to minimize environmental harm and give something back to the earth when we die.
And I'll do it all without the new bling. The Spíritree is a container with an organic bottom shell and an inert cover. The
From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: Burial and cremation are the most common ways we dispose of the dead, but while
Most immediately, this weekend Jane Hillhouse of Final Footprint will be a featured exhibitor at the 10th Annual New Living
Throughout the United States there is increasing interest in natural burial as a way to honor lives that have been lived with care for the planet.
Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.
Hillhouse can be reached at 650.726.5255 or emailed at jane@finalfootprint.com. The Final Footprints website is: www.finalfootprint.com
Until after the Civil War, funerals in this country were more like these natural burials, and the process of burying the