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: greenburialcouncil.org
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.
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.
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.