Speaking of Laurel Hill, I got an interesting email in my inbox the other day. Today at 4, "West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Bringhurst Funeral Home will be annoucing their offering of green funeral services, and dedicating a section of the cemetery to green burial. (It'll be called "Nature's Sanctuary".) Their goal is to be 100% environmentally friendly, which means no embalmed bodies, only non-treated wood and biodegradeable shrouds, natural markers, and landscaping with indigenous trees, plants, shrubs and grasses."
I've only recently been hearing more about this trend, and I'd like to know more. I'll do some research and report back, but if anyone has strong thoughts about it, please feel free to share!