Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Back to the Earth at Local Cemeteries



 

Throughout the Western world, cremation or burial has long been the norm for physically dealing with the deceased. But today greener methods are available, in a practice known as natural or woodland burial. It’s not a mere fad — funeral traditions of many religions allow the body to recycle back to the earth — but in a contemporary twist, such burials are now performed in conjunction with land restoration and conservation techniques. Many variations exist, from placing a body wrapped in a cotton shroud directly in the ground to a ceremonial funeral in a conservation park. But typically these methods use minimal resources and bodily treatment steps and hence are more environmentally friendly and affordable than older techniques. Interest has grown as people seek ways to lighten their carbon footprint. Locally, Tam Valley’s Fernwood Cemetery offers burials involving no embalming or chemicals and using biodegradable burial containers. San Francisco’s Better Place Forests will return a loved one’s ashes to the earth beneath a protected, specially designated tree; the company’s first memorial forest is in Mendocino.

 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Partner Content

Top 5 CBD Products for Flu & Cold Season

CBD can help with pain and anxiety, but did you know that it can also help you beat the cold or flu? [Sponsored]

Cannabis for Lovers: How to use Cannabis as an Aphrodisiac

February is for lovers, and lovers who add cannabis into their routine are in for a treat! [Sponsored]

Medical BioMagnetism Could be a New Way to Deal with Pathogens

A Greenbrae vibrational medicine practitioner says that we can help deal with our epidemic of pathogens using the PH-neutralizing power of magnets. [Sponsored]

Heath's Ceramic Director Collaborates with Artek

Tung Chiang is a talented artisan behind the beautiful ceramic creations that are central to the Heath brand [Sponsored]

Healing with Horses at Miwok Stables

A pro bono therapeutic riding program helps women in cancer recovery [Sponsored]
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags