Would You Ever Consider A “Green Burial”?
After living a full life on planet Earth, why not put something back into it?
I'm not going to lie, this really seems like such a cool way to go about it. I have always said when I go, I want to be planted into a tree that way I can be part of giving new life and my family and friends can come visit me and have something beautiful to see.
They are called "Green Burials" and they are becoming increasingly popular.
So popular, in fact, MLive recently reported that a cemetery in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has actually had to start making more room for them!
MLive, citing The Daily Mining Gazette in Houghton, says the Chassell Township cemetary (Houghton County) has actually sold out of their 40 sites set aside for "green burials" that they created five years ago and they have since added over 24 additional plots.
Green burials refer to a traditional style burial in which the use embalming fluids to preserve the body are not used," says MLive. "The body typically is buried in a biodegradable container or a cloth shroud allowing normal decomposition and the body to be naturally recycled."
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