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If you are looking for an ecofriendly way to bury your loved one, you may want to consider a green burial at a natural cemetery like Morgan Oaks Eternal Preserve, in Lincoln, California.

What Makes a Burial Green?

Also known as natural burials, green burials are made to reduce environmental impact and create a more dignified and natural way for our departed loved ones to return to the earth. Traditional burials tend to use nonrenewable resources like concrete and treated hardwoods in the interment process. Embalming chemicals used in these traditional burials also has environmental impact.

A green burial or cremation ensures your loved one will return to the earth naturally with as little impact to the environment as possible. By using ecofriendly natural alternative embalming fluids that use essential oils, renewable and biodegradable caskets, shrouds and urns, green burial or cremation help to protect the environment. Green burials or cremations are far more affordable than traditional burials, which are typically very expensive.

What Methods and Materials are Used in a Green Burial?

A green burial is one that uses biodegradable, non-toxic, and renewable materials in the burial process. The Green Burial Council (GBC) has a list of certified products for materials and substances suitable for a green burial. These include eco-friendly caskets, shrouds, and urns that are made from readily biodegradable and non-toxic materials. The materials they are made from also must not be harvested in a way that destroys natural habitats. There are also eco-friendly natural alternative embalming fluids that use essential oils.

Burial products you find in a natural cemetery are made by GBC-approved manufacturers. Any part of the casket, shroud, or urn, including any adornments, the liner, and the shell must be made from the following types of sources:

  • All-Natural
  • Animal-based
  • Plant-derived
  • Recycled plant-derived
  • Unfired earthen materials

If you have questions about the Green Burial process, please call us at Morgan Oaks Eternal Preserve: (833) 667-4266