Burials Going Green, Greener and Greenest

Perhaps the first time most people would've heard of a green burial was in the last episode, aired during summer 2005, of the blockbuster HBO series, Six Feet Under. The featured family ran a conventional funeral business and, at the end of five seasons, one of two middle-aged brothers in charge of the funeral home, Nate Fisher, died. At Nate's request, his burial was green. Green burial means, generally,

Perhaps the first time most people would've heard of a “green burial” was in the last episode, aired during summer 2005, of the blockbuster HBO series, Six Feet Under. The featured family ran a conventional funeral business and, at the end of five seasons, one of two middle-aged brothers in charge of the funeral home, Nate Fisher, died. At Nate's request, his burial was green.

“Green burial” means, generally, that embalming fluids are banned and the body is put into the ground

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