Green Burials

Photo courtesy of Prarrie Creek Conservation Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Prarrie Creek Conservation Cemetery

An environmentally friendly approach

Green burial is a natural and environmentally friendly approach to burial that aims to minimize ecological impact and conserve natural resources. In a green burial, the body is not embalmed with toxic chemicals and is placed directly in the earth without a concrete vault or any kind of liner.

By foregoing the practice of entombing bodies in impermeable containers like caskets and concrete vaults, natural decomposition and incorporation into the local ecosystems occurs.  Biodegradable caskets, shrouds, or even no container at all are used.

Green burial reduces the carbon footprint

Low-density green burial has minimal impact and reduces the carbon footprint associated with traditional burial practices, while offering  an authentic connection to the natural cycle of life and death.

Leave a Legacy

By choosing green burial, individuals leave a legacy of environmental stewardship, contributing to land conservation and fostering a sustainable future. It's a thoughtful, dignified, and caring way to say goodbye that respects both the deceased and the planet.