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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?

Answer:

I think it sounds like an interesting idea.

The Green Burial Council (http://www.greenburialcouncil.org/) 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 http://gravematters.us/ for more information. To find libraries near you who have the book, see http://worldcat.org/oclc/71189919.

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

TreeHugger Picks: Going Out In Green Style
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/04/going_out_in_gr.php

The Green Goodbye
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/01/the_green_goodb.php

Death Becomes Her: Dr G. to Get Green Morgue
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/09/death_becomes_her_green_morgue.php

Jute in Time for a Green Funeral Revival
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/06/jute_green_funerals.php

Source(s):
Green Burial Council
http://www.greenburialcouncil.org/

Treehugger.com search for "green burial"
http://www.treehugger.com/search.php?cx=017401606067716418337%3Abtpggki1yw8&cof=FORID%3A11&q=green+burial&sa=Search#2194

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