How to Be Green in the Afterlife – About Green Burials

Gaiam Life

Learn about more eco-friendly, meaningful, less expensive and natural alternatives to a traditional graveyard burial.

Vast expanses of manicured lawns kept alive with wasteful water practices and chemical fertilizers; environmentally harmful and unnatural embalming fluids used to preserve what need not be preserved; overpriced, over-resourced, air tight coffins made from rare woods covered in toxic lacquers … Death these days is bad news for the environment. Although you can’t stop the steady march of time, you can ensure that your passing does not take such a toll on the earth by informing your loved ones to provide you with a green burial.

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