Important Facts to Know about Green Burials

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Although many people want to adhere to tradition when planning funeral rites, other families deviate from established guidelines. Some people prefer to organize their funerals in advance to ensure that everything goes according to plan, while others might opt for green burials. This term continues to crop up in a variety of settings. However, we at Nutmeg State Cremation Society have noticed that most individuals are uninformed of what it entails.

What is a Green Burial?

Individuals have become more aware of the environment and constantly pursuing various ways to mitigate their carbon footprint. As a result, people make lifestyle changes such as opting for energy-efficient construction equipment and materials and water-efficient gardening techniques.

This movement has also infiltrated the funeral service business. The use of wood, cement, and formaldehyde in traditional funerals, can be ecologically detrimental. The following facts explain how green burials are distinct from conventional burials:

  • The remains are not embalmed in a green burial, which means no embalming fluids are used.
  • The deceased’s remains are buried in a biodegradable urn.
  • There is no vault or liner made of concrete.
  • The burial site does not have a cement marker. If a family chooses one, they can either plant a tree or incorporate a natural stone element into their design.
  • The land is sustainably managed.
  • Several indigenous trees and plants are placed at green graves.
  • These trees are naturally maintained and looked after.
  • The grounds are irrigated using water-efficient methods, and drought-resistant vegetation is grown.
  • The cemetery's lighting system is energy-efficient.

As you can see, green burials are distinct in several different ways. The experts at Nutmeg State Cremation Society are here to provide you with all information that you need on our services. We provide clients with end-to-end cremation services and can help you with each step of the process.

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