Maybe, just maybe, this concept, that is more a reality than a concept in some countries, could be the real meaning of eternal life – in the bigger picture a part of the ecosystem – where life revolves within a biological reality and the sense of being part of something greater than our mortal selves is allowed to flourish.
‘Green, or natural burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. Green burial necessitates the use of non-toxic and biodegradable materials, such as caskets, shrouds, and urns.’
This Huffington Post story: (Green Burials: Life After Death, Feb 25th 2016) features the work of Joe Sehee, founder of conservationburial.com “Green burial may sound like another trend of the eco-chic, but it’s actually the way most of humanity has cared for its dead for thousands of years. The idea calls for returning to the earth without the use of non-biodegradable toxins or materials—no embalming, no metal caskets, no concrete vaults. Remember that “ashes to ashes” thing? – See more at: http://www.perc.org/articles/green-burial-its-only-natural
For thousands of years, and throughout most of the world, burial customs have been used to honor the dead and heal the living. And the great religious traditions, which gave us our end-of-life rituals, have invited us to find solace in the fact that we are all connected to the same natural cycle of birth, death, decay, and rebirth. Then something happened. To get more on this subject, log onto the links or go to the Huffington Post facebook page. http://rise.huffingtonpost.com/watch/green-burials-life-after-death