For many people, environmental conservation is a way of life—and with modern funeral planning services, you can continue your dedication to the environment after you have passed away. Green burials help to minimize environmental impact while still providing the family of the deceased with the chance to plan a funeral or memorial service. If you are interested in a green burial for your own end-of-life needs, pre-planning can help you make the arrangements. Continue reading to learn more about green burials.
The Advantages of Green Burials
There are a range of environmental benefits to green burials. For instance, by choosing specific materials for the coffin and grave marker, you can reduce the carbon emissions typically associated with burial. Green burials can also be designed to conserve natural resources and preserve natural spaces. This is achieved through the use of non-toxic, biodegradable materials during the burial process.
The Basics of Planning a Green Burial
If you are interested in planning a green burial for yourself, the first step is to meet with a funeral home that offers funeral pre-planning services. The funeral director will be able to answer any questions you may have about the burial process and environmental conservation. You will be able to choose the different green elements that you want for your funeral and burial. In addition to ensuring that your end-of-life arrangements will have minimal environmental impact, pre-planning your green burial can also make the burden of funeral planning easier on your loved ones. You may also be able to pre-pay for your green burial.
If you are interested in pre-need funeral planning, contact Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood, Washington, by calling (253) 584-0252. Our funeral home offers a range of funeral planning services, including green burials, cremation memorials, and tribute videos. We can also offer grief support services if you have recently lost a loved one.