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. We would like to thank all of the presenters and everyone who came to learn about this important topic. See below for presentation ands more information from the event.
Green Burials as a conservation tool, by Jim Rassman: Click here
Natural Burial Symposium Presentations
Presentation by Nate Horwitz-Willis, the Public Health Director for the Town of Plymouth:
Presentation by Candace Currie, Mount Auburn Cemetery:
Provided by Ruth Faas, Mourning Dove Studio:
The educational materials below were provided by the Green Burial Council.