What is Green Burial?
Green burial is a popular alternative to conventional burial that allows you or your loved one to return to the earth naturally after passing. Green burial aims to reduce the use of chemical preservatives that may pollute the burial space.
Green burial may take place on either private land or in a cemetery that accommodates green burial practices. The body is not preserved with chemicals and may be encased in a biodegradable coffin (often made of untreated softwood) or cloth shroud, and then placed into a grave without an outer vault or container that would prevent soil contact.