Green, or natural burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. Green burial necessitates the use of non-toxic and biodegradable materials, such as caskets, shrouds, and urns.
Ways to honor your memory as unique as you. Exploring alternatives to your everyday funeral options.
What exactly is “death tech”?
Good question. What we’re calling death tech is any new technology that is used to dispose of a dead body. Older forms of death technology might be burial or cremation. Death technology of the future includes methods like aquamation and recomposition.
Many of the leading voices and designers in the reform of death disposal are Order members. Here is a New York Times article that introduces you to some of these voices– Mushroom Suits, Biodegradable Urns and Death’s Green Frontier. Read More
The biodegradable burial pod
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While you rest in peace, the wood, the synthetic cushioning and the metals generally used in traditional coffins — as well as the concrete around reinforced graves — continue to litter the earth.
“A lot of energy also goes into producing these materials, which are used for a very short time and then buried. They’re not going to break down very fast,” says Jennifer DeBruyen, an Associate Professor of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science at the University of Tennessee. Read More
There are alternatives to burial. See Burial Services and Green Services
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What you can do in advance
- Decide on Burial Services, Cremation Services, or Green Services and your casket or urn type.
- Pick what type of service you want (religious, military, non-traditional)
- Choose which funeral home to use.
- Designate your pallbearers, pick any music or readings you want at your service