The resources below are an ever-growing compilation based on our own personal research. Please note that we are not receiving any kind of compensation for mentioning these organizations, companies or products- we just appreciate the work they're doing!
Environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional embalming or cremation are becoming increasingly available. These might include:
Although cremation is less toxic than embalming, it still has a significant carbon footprint. Some new alternatives to traditional cremation are being developed, including:
The Green Burial Council site has a great array of links to
green burial providers and products, and is an independent, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainable death care and the
burial as a new means of protecting natural areas. Here's a link to their FAQ page.
Green burial services for the Portland area:
Some related links: