I am interested in green burial (aka natural burial). Traditional cemeteries are arranged for the living. Traditional burial is expensive, wasteful, and weirdly permanent. Green burial (as defined by the Green Burial Council), is a way of “caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat.” That resonates strongly with me. Green burial uses non-toxic and biodegradable materials, such as caskets, shrouds, and urns.
I found these resources helpful.
Will For The Woods documentary – Lakewood library has it
There are a few within a reasonable driving distance of Cleveland Ohio.
List of Locations (maintained by New Hampshire organization)
Note types: “conservation”, “hybrid”, others