Imagine taking a walk in a nature preserve to pay your respects to the loved ones who have gone before you. As you stroll through gentle winding paths surrounded by beautiful trees and native plants you come across field stones commemorating the loved ones returned to the earth beneath you. Natural green burial grounds don’t resemble a traditional cemetery.. When thinking of a final resting place consider the condition of the planet for future generations.
Natural green burials are a return to ancient burial traditions to provide a final resting place for your loved ones in not only an environmentally friendly but cost effective way.
The earth is surrendering its resources to human consumption at an alarming rate. In time, there will not be a balance between the use of natural resources and the sustainability of the planet. As chemicals are being used to facilitate everything from transportation to embalming we forget the importance of restoring our natural relationship. By simply choosing a natural green burial you choose to reduce your carbon footprint on planet earth.
Natural green burials do not use the same resources as traditional burials. Loved ones are not embalmed in order for remains to return to the earth naturally. Bodies are wrapped in shrouds and placed in biodegradable caskets before burial. No metal urns or vaults are needed as the object of a natural green burial is the return to nature.
There is a significant reduction in cost of a natural green burial versus traditional burial or cremation.With no need for embalming fluids, copper, bronze and ornate chemically finished wood for caskets, reinforced concrete for vaults or diesel fuel for cremation, a green burial will sustain a person’s financial budget while honoring the custodial return to the earth philosophy. At Gethsemane, we honor the family choice of a green burial of utilizing natural field stone for markers thus eliminating the need for costly granite headstones or vaults. By choosing a natural green burial with us, the land your loved ones final resting place will be a conservation protected parcel and cannot be altered or changed.
Whether your choice be custodially environmentally sound natural green burial or traditional burial or cremation, with Gethsemane we will provide you with the best of the resources available to suit your needs and those of your loved ones in their final resting place. Contact us for any questions or concerns you may have regarding all of the choices available.
Whether your choice be custodially environmentally sound natural green burial or traditional burial or cremation, with Gethsemane we will provide you with the best of the resources available to suit your needs and those of your loved ones in their final resting place. Contact us for any questions or concerns you may have regarding all of the choices available, or check our Natural Burial page for more information.