Green Burial Sites

More and more people are going back to nature in an attempt to simplify their lives and feel at peace with the environment around them. This has led to increase in the availability in green and woodland burial sites. There are now more than 200 green burial sites in the UK and alternative and eco-friendly funerals are more popular than ever before as there are no restrictions on the individual’s values and beliefs, the only requirement is that the coffin is made of biodegradable materials.The service can follow traditional lines with a minister or priest but there is also the option to say goodbyes in a way that reflects the personality and character of a loved one’s life. All faiths and religions are received equally and even members of the family can perform a tribute service. On green burial sites gravestones are not permitted and instead graves are marked by planting commemorative trees or wild flowers – the aim being to give back to the environment. This is the reason why more people are choosing environmentally friendly and sustainable coffins, such as willow, to make the minimum impact on the surrounding wildlife and the landscape for future generations. For those wishing to make their own funeral arrangements, green burial sites will provide a deed of ownership of the designated plot. Family sites can also be reserved on most green burial sites. Green burial sites, which are protected by covenants, create a life after death effect. They are calm, restful, simple places in peaceful countryside settings. The perfect place to rest in peace.