Green Burial

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.

General Info

New York Times Article (2018)
Green Burial Council
Cemetery Survey Results


Will For The Woods documentary – Lakewood library has it


There are a few within a reasonable driving distance of Cleveland Ohio.

Foxfield Preserve – south of Cleveland
Facebook Page Article (2011)

Website (see info sheet PDFs on sidebar) (pricing seems to require additional donation to the conservancy? hard to understand.)
Facebook Page

List of Locations (maintained by New Hampshire organization)
Note types: “conservation”, “hybrid”, others

Photo Credits

“The Green Burial Ground”by Bill Nicholls is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0