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Green funerals/burial
Question submitted on 11/7/07

What do you think about a green funeral/burial? Where is this option available?


I think it sounds like an interesting idea.

The Green Burial Council ( has a wealth of information on green funerals, including information about providers.

You might also want to check out the book Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial. See for more information. To find libraries near you who have the book, see

I also found some posts on the topic at Treehugger. The most recent include:

TreeHugger Picks: Going Out In Green Style

The Green Goodbye

Death Becomes Her: Dr G. to Get Green Morgue

Jute in Time for a Green Funeral Revival

Green Burial Council search for "green burial"

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