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It's dust to dust in "treehugger hippy heaven"
GroovyGreen brings us this video about GreenSprings Natural Cemetery in New York. It's a good intro to the philosophies and practices behind the growing green burial movement. Green burials strive for a true "dust to dust" approach. In contrast, here's what the traditional funeral industry buries (in addition to bodies) each year:
- 827,000 gallons of formaldehyde - 30+ million board-feet of hardwoods - 90,000 tons of steel - 1.6 million tons of concrete
Related: Enviroblog on embalming fluid ban