Green burials minimize negative environmental impacts by using biodegradable materials, avoiding toxic chemicals, and occurring on land maintained using good conservation practices. (Print version of ConservationTools.org guide)
Not all green burial cemeteries are alike, and no two funerals are the same. This article is designed to walk families through some common understandings and perceptions regardless of where the burial occurs, and to answer questions that will help make a first green burial experience meaningful for all.
Explains the basic differences between conventional burials, which can have negative impacts on the soil and water, and green burials, which seek to minimize environmental impact.