Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dead Bodies Can Save The World

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The latest craze in burials can save the Earth.

Eco-friendly burials, in which the dead forego embalming and any other preservative chemicals and are buried in a shroud or wooden box, are the newest, most environmentally safe ways to meet your maker.

Raymond Soudah, manager of Fernwood Green Burials – the only green cemetery in the state of California – says being buried naturally can literally help save the world.

He explains, “You naturally decompose, so the body goes back into the ground. There’s no embalming, no concrete liners, so no fluid contaminates the ground. You come into this world, and you leave this world doing something good.”

People who use this form of burial can even have a tree or flowers planted above them, and their decomposing bodies provide the plants the nutrients to grow.

But this can lead to a few jokes if you don’t choose the right plant.

Soudah says, “Technically, if you plant a bush, people would see your bush and you’d be a joke forever.”

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