A Greener Funeral
Environmentally Sensitive Funeral & Burial Options
Webster’s online dictionary defines the word “green” (as it pertains to products and services) as “not harmful to the environment.” A green funeral (also known as a natural funeral, eco-funeral or environmentally-friendly funeral) is generally any end-of-life ritual that is as harmless as possible to the environment.
At death—the final rite of passage—we use ritual to celebrate, honor and preserve the memory of a life. Many environmentally-conscious families today seek a mix of traditional and green funeral options to leave a lighter footprint on the Earth. End-of life arrangements can be both meaningful and environmentally sensitive.
We offer a complete line of environmentally friendly caskets and urns.
Green caskets are made from natural, biodegradable materials used in todays green funerals. Eco-caskets come in all shapes and sizes, and in different colors and finishes. They can be plain or fancy as you choose. We can show you what is available and offer many suggestions of personal options to help create a tribute that honors your loved one in a way that also respects the environment.
The eco-friendly caskets are crafted by skilled weavers as a small cottage industry, not in factories.
Water or earth biodegradable urns can be chosen for burial or scattering. We offer urns in a wide range of materials, including handmade paper, sand and gelatin, cornstarch, bamboo, and recycled paper. Many come in a variety of colors and styles, allowing the utmost in personal choice and personalization.
Eco-Friendly Scattering Urns
Scattering – Cremated remains are dispersed on land or on a body of water. Many cemeteries have dedicated scattering grounds, which provides a convenient place for families to return to when they want to remember their departed.
A Scattering urn is produced using recycled paper. It has no plastic or metal components, can be recycled after use and is available in a variety of unique designs. Each scatter urn features a custom designed die-cut, push-in paper tab to which pressure can be applied (to open) when the scattering is to take place. The cremated remains can them be easily scattered from the tube without having to awkwardly open a plastic bag (which traditionally holds the cremated remains) or handle the cremated remains.