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Be a Tree in Your Next Life

COMMUNITY CENTERGreen Homes & BusinessesJan 21, 2015Elizabeth Vaughn

Author: Elizabeth Vaughn

I want to be a tree in my next life.  And guess what.  IT’S POSSIBLE!!

I just recently learned about these companies that can turn ashes into trees.  The way they do it is they put the ashes into a biodegradable container and then they pop a seed inside.  The phosphorous in the ashes helps the plant to grow and before you know it – bam! – you’re a tree!  And this isn’t just for humans.  You can do this for pets as well.   There are actually several different companies who can do this for you.  Just Google it for more info.

I know this is a bit of an odd topic for the Let’s Talk Green blog but the burial business has a huge environmental impact. It’s nice to know there are other options out there like becoming a tree or resomation which you can also read about on the blog.  (Don’t get me wrong – it’s always a personal choice so there’s no wrong way to bury a loved one or a pet!)

I can’t think of a better legacy to leave on this earth than a living, breathing tree that will contribute positively to generations to come.

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