Green Burial Initiative

Permaculture. Sustainable Food Production. Natural Building. Education. Community.

group with umbrellas in grey sky“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

—Albert Pine

For those who strive to live sustainably, an ecologically-friendly and sustainable alternative to traditional burial is gaining popularity in North America, after having already established a presence in the UK. Green Burial, as it is often referred to, describes a family of burial practices that allow for an environmentally-conscious treatment of remains, often with an eye to long term conservation of the land within which the scattering or burial occurs.

Here at O.U.R. Ecovillage, we are working with The Land Conservancy (TLC) to develop The Commemorative Conservation Legacy Project (CCLP). Through this initiative, we are offering people a natural conservation space in which to scatter the cremated remains of their loved ones and commemorate their lives; providing the departed with a way to make their final wishes their legacy.

Through the placing of the CCLP within OUR conservation and sacred spaces on the lands of OUR ECOVILLAGE we have brought together a unique combination of  conversation work and the green burial movement in order to ‘Protect OUR ECOVILLAGE Forever’.

Whether you are here for your own legacy planning, that of a family member or loved one, or simply to explore an aspect of green burial, please feel welcomed to explore our green burial information and contact us with any questions you
may have.

Below, Brandy Gallagher talks about the Green Burial Initiative at O.U.R. Ecovillage for The Land Conservancy’s “Be the Change Campaign.”

Watch below as Brandy speaks about green burial and land conservation as part of a Peak Moment episode on the topic. For more information about Peak Moment TV, visit their website.


Permaculture. Sustainable Food Production. Natural Building. Education. Community.