Greener Funeral News
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Webster, a longtime hospice volunteer, says while data-gathering remains tricky, it’s clear the movement is growing. “There’s an explosion” of interest in home funerals or blended, hybrid funerals with some elements done personally and some left to traditional funeral directors, she says. What’s driving this explosion? It’s a Boomer thing, according to Webster. “This is the generation that fought for breast-feeding in public and home births; and they want to bring back the idea of a natural death. It’s the ethic of this generation.”
Green burial options at Forest Rest include a biodegradable wicker-and-seagrass coffin and a linen burial shroud. Or the decedent can simply leave the living in the same condition in which the living were joined — naked as a jaybird.
A Wisconsin cemetery is offering “natural” burials. A body is quite simply put into the ground and buried. If there is a casket it must be biodegradable.
Green burials are an environment-friendly alternative to a traditional burial. Green burials also referred to as natural burials, impose less harm to the environment compared to conventional funerals.
Drawing folks from all over the world, the National Funeral Directors Association held its annual meeting at the Austin Convention Center.
The impending demise of the Baby Boomers has huge and generally unrecognized environmental consequences: Some 80 million of us Boomers will either add millions of tons of weight onto our global footprint or make things a little better.