Natural Burials

What is Natural Burial?

According to the Funeral Consumers Alliance, natural or green burial is when "the body is neither cremated nor prepared with chemicals such as embalming fluids. It is simply placed in a biodegradable coffin or shroud and interred without a concrete burial vault. The grave site is allowed to return to nature."

SEMPBA held a symposium to discuss natural burials and the implications for land conservation on February 8, 2018 with speakers from the Green Burial Council, Green Burial Massachusetts, the Town of Plymouth, and more.

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The educational materials below were provided by the Green Burial Council.

Author Ann Hoffner speaks at the Natural Burial Symposium hosted by SEMPBA on February 8, 2018.
Author Ann Hoffner speaks at the Natural Burial Symposium hosted by SEMPBA on February 8, 2018.