Green / Woodland / Natural Burial
Green burial (also known as a Natural or Woodland Burial) is all about keeping things as simple and natural as possible - returning to nature in a way that will not harm the environment, but will actually preserve the landscape and enhance opportunities for wildlife - it's about leaving the world a better place, and is increasingly becoming the environmentally friendly choice.
The general principals of this kind of burial are that the body is not to be embalmed (as the main chemicals involved in this process can be environmentally hazardous), a biodegradable coffin, urn (cardboard, bamboo, seagrass, willow or sustainable wood) or shroud is used, and a native tree or shrub is then often (but not always) planted on, or close to, the grave instead of a large stone memorial. Also cremation is accounting for more than 50% of current burial choices.
A GPS co-ordinate and just a small flat engraved stone is be used to identify the grave. The site is managed to encourage native wildlife, plants, wild flowers and natural grass.
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Green burial is a way for the truly environmentally conscious to go green even after death. We believe the practice of green burial will become more popular for several reasons: Green burial is better for the environment, more affordable, more spiritual and appeals to the ever growing adversion to embalming. Its important to remember that no law requires embalming, or the use of a casket or vault.