What is the best way to go… [Green Burials].

Via Lindsey Block
on Jun 10, 2009
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Neptune Memorial Reef

Personally I’m a little weirded out about being buried.  Not that I’m scared of thinking about death but I don’t find the beauty in decaying under the ground.  I don’t want to offend anyone’s religious beliefs and I know that people love the idea and ceremony of burials, but what is the best way to go? Burial with coffin, or without,wrapped up in your organic cotton American Apparel bed sheet?

Well, now there is a new way to go, in a coral reef!  I think this is a fun idea.  Spending your life above ground and your death in the ocean.

Off the coast of Miami, Florida, the Neptune Society has created the largest man-made coral reef in the world. The Neptune Memorial Reef, as it is called, is certified by the Green Burial Council and has over 100 individuals memorialized in this reef.

Don’t worry it’s free of harmful materials and even promotes marine life.

The full story on Treehugger.


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About Lindsey Block

Lindsey Block spends her weekdays as part of the Elephant Journal crew and her weekends hiking or picnicking at the park with a book. She's been a vegetarian for most of her adult life and delights in cooking up a new recipe (even though she really just wants to make tacos). She currently lives in Southern California.

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