Guide to arranging a Green Burial in California

Although green burial is now considered an eco-conscientious disposition alternative, it is essentially a return to the natural burial practice that was once the ‘norm’.  A natural burial with no chemicals, steel caskets, or concrete burial vaults.  With minimum intervention, the body is carefully buried in a simple earth-grave plot. Why Choose a Green burial? … Read more

Guide to Arranging a Green Burial in New York

Why Choose a natural burial? Our funeral rituals have been changing over the last decade.  There has been a significant shift towards cremation services, which now account for 57% of all dispositions.  But, at the same time, we are experiencing a rising societal concern about climate change and carbon emissions.  Is it time to look … Read more

Guide to arranging a Green Burial in Florida

Green burial offers us the opportunity to return to a more ‘natural’ burial practice that was once the norm. A natural burial where no chemicals, steel caskets, or concrete burial vaults are used.  Where there is minimum intervention, and the body is simply wrapped in a biodegradable shroud or container and buried in an earth … Read more

Sister Death/Mother Earth

The Case for Green Burial a Franciscan perspective When contemplating Sister Death, remember Mother Earth! Now about death, you really don’t get a choice. Even though life has presented you with endless choices, large and small, sacred and mundane, roads not taken, bridges crossed, our pilgrimage through life always meets Sister Death. No one living … Read more

A Guide to Green Burial Services and Cemeteries in Texas

Overview – the shift from traditional funerals to cremation, to natural burial There is an increasing demand for more affordable, and yet sustainable, death care practices.  Cremation has completely disrupted the traditional death care industry in the United States in the last decade.  Largely, cremation simply became a more affordable alternative for many families who … Read more

Green Burial Sites in the United States

What is a ‘green’ burial site? There are currently approximately 166 registered green burial cemeteries and memorial woodlands in the United States. These are recognized natural burial sites, although some are hybrid cemeteries where both natural and traditional burials take place. A green burial cemetery is also sometimes called an eco-cemetery. As we explained in … Read more

DIY Funeral Care: Family – directed Funerals

Arranging a basic cremation, or natural burial, and conducting your own memorial service Only a century ago death care was largely a ritual performed in the domain of the family. A greater number of people died at home, and family generally cared for, and prepared their deceased, without the intervention of funeral directors. The introduction … Read more