What Is a green burial?
A "green" burial is designed to reduce environmental impacts and ensure a legacy of protecting the land where those who passed are laid to rest. The focus is on sustainability and simplicity, and offer an individual the chance to continue a lifetime of caring for the environment as part of their last wishes. A body is prepared for Green Burial without embalming and buried in a biodegradable shroud, simple container or casket made from natural fibre, wicker or sustainably harvested wood.
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The City of Lethbridge was the first municipality in Alberta to offer a green burial option. Grasslands at Royal View Memorial Cemetery was completed in December 2019. Green Burial Brochure. For more information contact the cemeteries department at 403-320-3008 or email@example.com.
The City of Calgary introduced green burials at their Prairie Sky Cemetery in 2021. For additional information or to book an appointment call 403-221-3660 or email CalgaryCemeteries@calgary.ca.
Aurora Gardens at Northern Lights Cemetery is Edmonton Municipal Cemeteries’ first green burial area. Green Burial Information. You can also call 780-442-0974 or email the municipality at firstname.lastname@example.org.