Green Haven is a “green” cemetery, one that is maintained in harmony with the environment. A green cemetery allows the physical body to return to the earth naturally without using containers to protect the body. After the funeral service and other memorial services, the body is placed in a biodegradable shroud directly in the ground.
Green Haven Cemetery is a place for those who want to have a more environmentally friendly burial choice.
Green cemetery is not cluttered with monuments or memorials. Rather, a Monolith Cenotaph marks the entrance of the cemetery on which families may have the name of their loved-ones engraved.
Green cemetery provides an opportunity to conserve nature with an honorable funeral and a natural burial
We may think of this as a new idea, but it is really an ancient tradition as applicable today as it was in the past. A burial in a flowery meadow of native grasses is appealing to someone who loves nature and the outdoors. The cemetery will be maintained in its natural habitat. As a perpetual-care cemetery, Green Haven will be using sustainable land care methods.
The types of green burials vary. There are hybrid cemeteries that provide both traditional graves and green ones. Another type is a conservation burial ground, in which proceeds from customers buy and conserve the cemetery property. These burial grounds are often old cemeteries where there are few if any burials, mainly because the burial space has been used up. Then there are natural burial grounds dedicated to the green concept, which prohibit the use of materials that do not decay. Green Haven is a “natural burial ground” cemetery.
A growing number of people are choosing to live their lives in an environmentally friendly manner, by recycling and by using products that are biodegradable, renewable and non-toxic. Now it is possible for them to make end-of-life choices that mirror the value system they had during their life. Green Haven Cemetery is striving to offer natural burial options for these individuals who wish to have an environmentally-friendly burial.