Green Funeral sites are natural areas, they are not gardens, and the memorials are natives to the region, providing shelter and a food source to local fauna.
We create refuge and natural areas without government assistance and fund volunteer environmental organizations, and landholders wishing to give their land back to the native flora and fauna.
The Green Funeral offers Environmentally Friendly Cemeteries,
Our human burial sites cater for the burial of cremated remains.
The burial site is marked with a memorial tree, and the memory is attached to the trees GPS position. The green funeral system allows for the selection of a memorial tree to be at any time, and the cremated remains placed into the trees root system at a date chosen by the family. Where the family has elected to scatter the ashes and a physical memorial has become desirable, we suggest the purchase of a memorial tree, replacing the remains with a personal item belonging to the deceased.
The Green Funeral offers Environmentally Friendly Cemeteries for Pets.
We offer whole body burial sites where the pet is buried and the memorial tree planted above.
We have other sites that are pre-planted allowing the pets cremated remains to be placed into the root system of the memorial tree at a time of your choosing. In both instances your pet’s details and photo are linked to the memorial’s GPS position.
Physical Markers. Our cemeteries are natural areas to be enjoyed as such, so we do not allow markers other than the memorial tree. However we do place next to each selected human memorial a QR code, which is used for identification, and will if photographed with a mobile telephone, display the recipients stored details – epitaph, life story, photos, family tree.
We even supply QR Codes which can be attached to traditional memorials & plaques.
The idea of Natural Burial Grounds speaks of the concern for better stewardship of the earth through reducing our use of resources in current cremation and burial practices, and the need for sequestering carbon and regenerating habitat through planting native vegetation.
Planting trees and other flora is a practical act of stewardship, which is straightforward and symbolically powerful at the same time.
Green Funeral cemeteries cause Flora & Fauna habitat to be created and protected by those that have chosen this option. Because these sites are indistinguishable as cemeteries, they can be enjoyed by the public for their natural beauty.
Cement will never sequester CO2 from the atmosphere, and traditional cemeteries are not considered to be a great spot for a family picnic.