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Green Burials Gaining Popularity

I’ve been reading more and more about the increase in the number of individuals who are opting for a green burial. According to Wikipedia, the goal of a green or natural burial is to return the body to the earth in a manner that does not inhibit decomposition and allows the body to recycle naturally. It is intended as an environmentally sustainable alternative to existing funeral practices that may pose future hazards to public health and run counter to modern resource-conservation activities. 

Note to estate planners; You may see an increase in interest in conservation easements as they go hand in hand with green cemetaries.

Organizations are sprouting and state laws are changing to spread information and set standards. For more information on this growing trend, see Green Burials, the Green Burial Council, and the Center for Natural Burial.

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