What is a Green Burial?
Sometimes called natural or woodland burial, is the increasingly popular, environmentally sound alternative to the traditional cemetery. Green burial sites often serve a conservation purpose and are not usually visually definable as a burial ground because they respect the natural appearance of the land.
All materials used in green burials, such as coffins and shrouds, are natural and sustainable to reduce the environmental impact to the land and surrounding environment. Those who opt for a green burial often do so because they feel they are giving something back to the earth.
Green Burial also offers the ultimate in flexibility and control to those organising a funeral. Some choose to employ the services of a funeral director, while others prefer a greater level of personal involvement which adds a therapeutic element to the grieving process and can ensure significant cost savings.