A Green Burial is the complete, natural breakdown of the animal’s body in a mixture of organic material through the action of bacteria and fungi. Constant microbial activity in the soil breaks everything down. Nature creates no waste, everything is recycled.
No chemicals are used only naturally existing bacteria.
An above-ground technique ensures high levels of oxygen are present to facilitate decomposition and high temperatures of over 50o C destroy harmful bacteria.
The process takes 6 months and by this time the body is fully returned to the earth.
Given the simple, but effective method of degradation, natural green burials are more affordable and sustainable than other methods.
A Green Burial Is …
* Environmentally Friendly
It is clear that nature has intended that our bodies be reunited with the earth. All organisms that have lived have died and returned to the soil…only to be recycled into new life. Given the simple, but effective method of degradation, natural green burials are more affordable and sustainable than other methods.