The growing practice of green funerals and burials is a way to provide an alternative to those practicing environmental consciousness and being eco-friendly. Here at Gabaldon Mortuary we respect the decisions and awareness of those that want to be provided with a green funeral service.
The use of biodegradable products such as caskets, shrouds, and urns made of eco-friendly materials that help reduce environment impact and are considered “green” funeral products.
What is a “green” funeral?
A green funeral can include all of the following basic options:
- No Embalming
- Embalming with use of formaldehyde free products
- Use of Sustainable biodegradable products
- Use of Organic flowers
- Natural or green burial
What is a Natural or Green Burial?
The body is buried, without embalming in a natural setting tht allows it to return to the earth as quickly as possible. This burial is also called natural burial or eco-burial.
Is Cremation considered “green”?
In general, cremation is not considered “green” however it does use fewer resources than conventional forms of disposition.
Please if you have any other questions do not hesitate to call us and we can provide you with more information regarding “green” funeral services.