THE GREEN FUNERAL IS A PROCESS THAT CREATES FLORA & FAUNA REFUGE
IT IS YOUR GIFT TO THE PLANET
Every Memorial Tree planted is a small oxygen factory, that sequesters Carbon from the atmosphere.
Our sites provide space for native fauna, which is protected by the sites use as the final resting place of your pet.
The association between your pet and the memorial tree is called
“The Circle of Life”.
It is a natural process that has been occurring for millennia, where carbon is stored in the ground and energy is released to support the memorial tree.
It is a natural alternative to cremation – a process that pollutes, and one which relies on the use of fuel that cannot be replaced.
Whole Body Burial supplies the energy and nutrient that the memorial tree needs, replacing the use of phosphate fertilizers, which are manufactured by a process that is a major polluter.
The funding for these reforestation programs:
- Is NOT provided by the government.
- It Does NOT come from public donations.
- It is not dependent upon volunteer groups.
It is the result of selling a service to the public, one that has as a by-product the creation of natural space.
We DO NOT request government funding, but pay the government for every tree planted.
Making it profitable for the government to plant trees.
THE CREMATION ALTERNATIVE.
As a rough estimate the cremation process creates “Green House Gas” pollutants at about 150% of the weight of the pet being cremated. The process releases Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxide, Sulpha Dioxide, Hydrogen Chloride gas, Hydrogen Fluoride and Mercury vapour gases.
THE USE OF MANUFACTURED SUPER PHOSPHATE FERTILIZERS.
They call them “wet scrubbers” – the pollution control devices used by the phosphate industry to capture pollutants produced in the production of commercial fertilizer.
In the past, when the industry let these gases escape, vegetation became scorched, crops destroyed, and cattle crippled.
Today, with the development of sophisticated air-pollution control technology, less of the fluoride escapes into the atmosphere, and the type of pollution that threatened the survival of communities in the 50′s and 60′s is in wealthy countries, a thing of the past.
This waste, captured in the scrubbers, is fluoride acid (hydrofluorosilicic acid), a classified hazardous waste, and Radium which is radioactive. To make 1 pound of commercial fertilizer, the phosphate industry creates 5 pounds of contaminated slurry stored in waste piles known as gypsum stacks.
Sarasota Herald Tribune, “there is a natural and unavoidable connection between phosphate mining and radioactive material. It is because phosphate and uranium were laid down at the same time and in the same place by the same geological processes millions of years ago. They go together. Mine phosphate, you get uranium.” While uranium, and its decay-products, naturally occur in phosphate ore, their concentrations in the gypsum waste, after the extraction of soluble phosphate, are up to 60 times greater.
ANIMAL BASED FERTILIZERS
Animals, fish, and birds all provide organic fertilizers that can help plants grow.
Animal-based fertilizers contain nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium ¯ the PRIMARY NEUTRIENTS plants need to grow.