Green Burial

Green Burial

A green burial is a cremation alternative, and a viable alternative to "traditional" burial practices in the United States. It is an earth friendly option when considering burial vs cremation. Many families choose cremation because it's seen as more environmentally friendly than traditional burial. The simplicity of a green burial is in tune with nature and need not be expensive.


What is Green Burial?

Simple and natural. Green burial, or natural burial, ensure the burial site remains as natural as possible in all respects. Interment of the bodies is done in a biodegradable casket, shroud, or a favorite blanket. No embalming fluid, no concrete vaults.


Why Have a Green Burial?

It is clear that nature has intended that our bodies be reunited with the earth. All organisms that have lived, have died and returned to the soil...only to be recycled into new life. Constant microbial activity in the soil breaks everything down. Nature creates no waste. Everything is recycled. In keeping with your personal values, a natural burial site for you, family, even pets, promotes growth of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers, in turn bringing birds and other wildlife to the area.


Water is not wasted, nor are pesticides and herbicides used in attempts to control nature. Instead, a green cemetery allows nature take it's course. Planting native trees, shrubs and flowers in your loved one's honor promotes habitat restoration. To encourage land preservation, a green cemetery grants a conservation easement for the burial site.Choosing a green burial now relieves your loved ones of the distress that comes in having to make difficult, and often costly, decisions after your passing. Involve your friends and family now, so difficult decisions do not need to be made in a time of grief.



Green Burial with Celebration of Life Graveside Service $1,995 to $3,495 

Our charge includes: professional services of Funeral Director and staff, local transfer of deceased from place of death to our location, refrigeration of non-embalmed remains, other preparation of remains, funeral vehicle and supervision of graveside ceremony at Windridge Memorial Park & Nature Sanctuary, Cary, IL. Additional: casket, guest book, prayer cards, cemetery, headstone, obituary, cash advance items. 

    • Graveside service with Willow Casket (Price includes $100 green discount) $3,495 
    • Graveside service with Seagrass Casket (Price includes $100 green discount) $3,445 
    • Graveside service with Bamboo Casket (Price includes $100 green discount) $3,365 
    • Graveside service with container provided by purchaser (Price includes $100 green discount) $1,995 

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