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Green Burial, The Body After Death

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Green Burial

With the passing of my beloved Grandmother 2 weeks ago and being the founder of, I came across the “Green Burial” and it really made an impression on me!

W H A T   I S   G R E E N   B U R I A L?

Green, or natural burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. Green burial necessitates the use of non-toxic and biodegradable materials, such as caskets, shrouds, and urns.

Death can seem sad and meaningless, but when connected to life, it can be so much more and that’s what green burial does. Through green burial we can utilize our end-of-life rituals for the betterment of the planet and help ensure a brighter future for the younger generations. We can come to appreciate death as an integral part of a natural process that continues long after we perish.

What does happen to your body when you die? While browsing the internet I came across this interesting and positive alternative to a casket/cemetery burial:

  •  Bios Urn is much more than an urn — it’s a catalyst for life. It is made using 100% biodegradable materials, and is respectful to the environment in all the ways possible. Built with a special capsule that meets the needs of any type of tree, it’s the perfect medium to allow for the proper growth of a tree or plant when planted with the remains of your loved one.

    100% biodegradable

    Designed to respect our environment

    The Bios Urn is made using a custom moulding system which is produced without the use of glues or chemical additives. The degradation of the product is respectful to the environment because of its organic components.

  • Back to nature, back to life!
  • Turning a negative into a positive!
  • For every action, there is a reaction!


The Bios Urn let’s you grow a tree using the remains of your loved one. The Bios Urn can be planted in any natural environment.

  • Outdoor planting
  • Seed & sprout compatible
  • Special growth medium
  • Packaging with instructions
  • Soil expansion disc
$145 Purchase
Here’s a video by Rob Greenfield that explains the alternative:



  1. Is there anything like a forest/cemetery where the trees can have a marker similar to a gravestone? The living need cemeteries as part of the grieving process. I wouldn’t care if I was visiting/crying at a piece of earth or a tree if I knew that it was my loved one’s final resting place. Would also have to have perpetual care so the trees lived and thrived.

    • Deb, great comment. I’m sure a loved one can put a ribbon or a chain with a pendant containing a name and personal message! Perhaps, contact “Bios Urn” and suggest marker of remembrance and identity!

  2. I have stage 4 colon cancer which has also spread a little to my liver an currently undergoing chemo.. An so when I saw this video I was amazed at most impressed..i have told my daughter about this beautiful concept of continued life..i told her I would love to be a can this run be purchased in the event of my death? Or can it be purchased prior to?

  3. Hello Lisa, I suggest you can contact: for any questions or concerns!