Eco friendly funerals use coffins made from recycled materials, saving trees which would otherwise be felled in tropical rainforests. What is the point of burning precious timber in crematoria? Be part of something new after your death and in time new woodland will evolve, which will encourage wildlife. There is now a vast range of eco friendly funerals to choose from and they’re becoming more popular as people seek to minimise their environmental impact on our precious planet.
“An eco-cemetery also known as a green burial ground, or a natural burial preserve, where the body is returned to the earth to decompose and recycle naturally, is an environmentally sustainable alternative to existing funeral practices.” (from Wikipedia)
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The Dalton Woodland Burial Ground is set in mature mixed woodland at the foot of Dalton Crags at the heart of the Dalton Hall Estate, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria. Woodland burial is not for everyone but if you love the countryside and care for the environment it offers you a real choice to do something positive at the end of your life. www.daltonwoodlandburial.co.uk
The Eternal Forest Trust nurtures life within woodlands, helping everyone to celebrate nature, including the disabled and young people. The Trust, based on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales, offers woodland burials and dedicates plots and trees in memoriam and celebration. www.eternalforest.org
Greenhaven Burials are a celebration of life and of hope for the future. Greenhaven were the first natural burial ground in the UK, which gives them the experience to be able to offer a service which looks after you, your loved ones and the environment. You can have the burial you want but at a fraction of the cost. And for those left behind – a beautiful woodland sanctuary where life goes on and memories linger. www.greenhaven.org.uk