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A simple craft to occupy homeless people at a day centre has blossomed into a booming business. EMMA HIGGINBOTHAM visits WinterWillow, purveyors of eco-friendly coffins.
PLANNING what kind of coffin you want to be buried in probably isn’t terribly high on your ‘to do’ list, but there’s no getting away from it: we’ll all need one […]
The way a person is remembered in death often reflects the life they led. Larry Click of Click Funeral Homes says burials are as individual as the people themselves.
“As my generation gets older, they’re going to want different types of services and I think it’s neat to give them another option,” explained Click.
According to Click, […]
by Manuel Valdes
Steve Sall was an avid outdoorsman before he was stricken with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
As death neared, he chose a “green” burial. These burials are a small but growing industry. With these burials, people chose to be laid to rest in the most natural way possible - no concrete, vaulted coffins or chemicals. Just […]
For people who like the idea of continuing to help the environment after they die, a “green” or “natural” burial forgoes harsh embalming fluids, sealed metal caskets and concrete vaults of a traditional burial. “Green” cemeteries often combine an open space conservation easement or trust with natural burial techniques.
* Burial in a natural burial […]
Re-imagining what a typical burial might look like, the EcoEternity Forest is an affordable green burial alternative. A final resting place in a beautiful natural setting. Choose from a family tree or community tree.
In the last decade, cremation has steadily gained popularity, and people are increasingly selecting natural, green burial settings for their final resting […]
by Peter Harnik
A second excerpt from the recently released book published by Island Press called Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities. In this post, we look at cemeteries used as parks and some best practices.
In the past, before official parks came into being, cemeteries were the principal manicured greenspaces for cities – most famously […]
By Claire Gardner
A growing number of Scots are opting for a green burial, a last resting place in a woodland, eco-friendly cemetery
WHEN Stella Macdougall and her sister Gill were left to arrange their beloved father’s funeral, they were certain of one thing - they would steer clear of traditional options. Two years before, their mother […]
by Velma Southerland
Prepaid funerals help with the expenses, but low-cost cremation, donating a body to science, and eco-friendly or “green” burials are becoming more popular.
In the United States, burial in consecrated ground has long been the “proper” way for grieving family members to care for their loved ones’ final remains.
As the world moves further into […]
Stephen Messenger, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Design & Architecture
Maybe you did your best to live an eco-friendly life — you recycled, rode your bike to work, supported the green cause. So, what better way to shed your mortal coils than with an Earth-conscious sendoff in a sustainable coffin? Sure, embarking on that next adventure into the great […]
W. M. Gheorghe
If you are interested in starting a business that fills a universal need, one that would appeal to all different types of thinkers (traditional and progressive) and one with unlimited growth potential then green burial products might just be it. A green burial and green burial cemeteries
solve all of the basic environmental problems […]
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