Green to the End

Canvas instead of plastic, hybrid over Hummer, organic before conventional. Growing numbers of people are making lifestyle choices to help protect the environment—and some are even taking them to their graves. Check out these stats: 1,000 gallons of embalming fluid, 97.5 tons of steel, 2,028 tons of concrete, 56,250 board-feet of wood. That’s what you would find underground in just one acre of your average cemetery. But there’s another way. Susan Tweit reports on the trend of green burials in the September-October issue. 

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