Burial

The majority of green funerals are burials for obvious reasons. Most take place at a ‘Green Burial Ground’ following a funeral service at church or a civil ceremony elsewhere, although a graveside service is an acceptable alternative, especially in the warmer months.

Although most burials take place at a green burial ground, any burial paying attention to the materials used should be classed as green. It is the impact on the earth that is the most important factor, not where the burial actually takes place.

It is worth noting that little in the way of memorialisation is permitted at  green burial grounds, a wooden marker or stake is about as much as is usually allowed, but a tree is usually planted which will become woodland eventually.

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