Green Burials and Living Memorials.
With a green burial, there is no embalming. The body is
enclosed in a biodegradable container (such as a cardboard coffin, pine box or
natural fiber shroud, and placed directly into the earth rather than into an
outer concrete grave liner or vault. A flat memorial stone or planting may
serve as a grave marker. Or there may be no marker at all.
Here is a list of cemeteries in this
area where they allow a green burial:
- Marion (cremated remains only)
- Mount Auburn Cemetery (Cambridge)
- South Wellfleet
*Please note that the city or
town cemeteries may require residency in order to be buried there.
Cremation Living Memorials
Planting a tree to honor your loved one’s memory is a
beautiful way to “give back” to the environment while establishing a living
memorial that you can visit. If your loved one is buried far away from where
you live, or if you scattered their remains at sea, you can planting a memorial
tree establishes a physical location to which you can go to visit and remember.