A green burial – or natural burial – is defined as a burial alternative that allows the body to be returned to the earth and naturally recycled into new life without the use of toxic embalming fluids, metal caskets and concrete vaults. We are honored to offer Connecticut Green Burials.
Green burial is not a new idea; in fact, this is how we’ve cared for our dead for thousands of years up until the late 19th century. Modern death-care traditions date back to the Civil War era, when embalming was developed to preserve fallen soldiers, so their bodies could be shipped home for burial. (Early embalmers used arsenic, which can still detectable today in old graveyards.)
As an environmentally friendly alternative, green burials are a commitment to conserving, sustaining, and protecting the Earth to which our bodies ultimately return. Our Connecticut Green Burials use less energy and create less waste than conventional burials. Each burial also supports our mission of restoring and preserving this sacred landscape. And a green burial can often cost less than a modern burial as embalming, concrete vaults and non-biodegradable caskets contribute to a large portion of its costs.
A sampling of the green burial solutions we offer to Connecticut families includes:
- Green Burial Council certified shrouds.
- Green Burial Council certified caskets.
- Formaldehyde free embalming.
- Assistance with Natural Burial Grounds.
- Home wakes