green burials slideshow

Slideshow: Green Burials

By Leah Zerbe

Green burials are becoming more and more popular in the United States. They serve as an alternative to modern burials, where toxic chemicals are used in the embalming process, and metal caskets and concrete vaults costs thousands of dollars. There are different degrees of green burial, but the overall goal is to reconnect with nature, and often to preserve it, too.

Photo courtesy of Mark Harris.

Published on: May 29, 2009
Updated on: March 24, 2010

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