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Green Burial

Green Funeral & Burial Services

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Natural burial, sometimes called green burial, has been the traditional method of burial throughout most of human history. It is the most natural way to return to the earth; providing a way to care for the dead with dignity and honor while also minimizing the impact on the environment.

Green burial practices include natural interment of the body using biodegradable burial containers, preserving cremated remains in eco-friendly urns, and scattering remains. Green burial allows for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals. Green burials will take place on restored and protected land that accommodates green burial practices, which contributes to protecting our natural areas and habitats. For deeper learning: 

Our Green Experience

Sagel Bloomfield is an experienced team of funeral care professionals who specialize in tailoring the funeral experience to the needs and desires of families. As a result of our dedication to serving the Jewish community, our facilities and staff are well-equipped for funeral practices without the use of embalming. 

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We offer a selection of high quality, biodegradable, and eco-friendly caskets and shrouds that are made of natural materials, through environmentally sustainable methods, that break down more easily in the earth.

We are honored to be among the first funeral homes in Maryland that meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; the national certifying body for green burial standards. 

Pricing and Packages

The Sagel Bloomfield
Green Burial Package

  • Graveside Only $6,500
  • Pre-paid Location Arranged by Family $6,850
  • Sagel Bloomfield Rental Location $7,500

The selection of a casket or a shroud with a carrier is required when selecting a Green Burial Package.

This Green Burial package includes:

  • Basic services of Funeral Directors and staff
  • Removal from place of death in Maryland within 25 miles
  • 1 staff person from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Hearse - Local (within 25 miles)
  • Refrigeration of deceased (no embalming)
  • Sanitary Care, preparation, and dressing in clothing (supplied by family) or shroud (available for purchase)
  • Assistance with placing death notices in newspapers
  • Out-of-local area burials available for additional transportation and staff fees
  • Private identification or photograph identification available
  • Filing and obtaining certified copies of death certificates
  • 25 Standard pre-printed acknowledgement cards and Guest Register Book

Cash advance items: Death certificates, clergy, and newspaper notice fees will go on the funeral home contract. Cemetery fees are the responsibility of the family to pay directly to the cemetery.

Green Cemeteries

When choosing a green cemetery, it's important to remember that each one may have unique features and policies. Research and visits are crucial to ensure your choice aligns with your vision of a green burial.

  • Understand cemetery regulations: Different cemeteries have varying regulations for green burials. Familiarize yourself with their requirements for burial containers, grave markers, and landscaping to ensure they align with your preferences.
  • Evaluate burial options and services: Inquire about the cemetery's burial options, such as biodegradable caskets, shrouds, or burial pods. Ask about their use of native plants, conservation efforts, and ecological balance maintenance. Consider additional eco-friendly services like memorialization options and grave markers.

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