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Plan a Visit to CBBG

Field Trip to Cedar Brook Burial Ground A MeetUp Group planned a visit! Join us for a field trip to one of Maine’s two green burial grounds, Cedar Brook Burial Ground in Limington. Some of us were really inspired after … Continue reading

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Green Burial Ground options

In England the green burial movement began in 1993 with the opening of The Woodland Burial ground within Carlisle Cemetery. Today there are over 200 natural, or green, burial sites in the UK. The first dedicated green burial ground in … Continue reading

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FAQ: State of Maine – Cremation

Cremation. No law requires a casket for cremation. On the contrary, federal law requires a funeral home or crematory to inform you that you may use an alternative container, and to make such containers available to you. An alternative container … Continue reading

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FAQ: State of Maine – Do I Have to Buy a Casket From the Funeral Home?

No. While Maine law seems to require a casket seller to possess a funeral director’s license (see 32 M.R.S.A. § § 1400(5) and 1501), federal law requires funeral homes to accept caskets that consumers have purchased from another source, such … Continue reading

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FAQ: State of Maine – Is embalming required?

Embalming is a process in which blood is drained from the body and replaced with fluids that delay disintegration. Though it is still a common procedure, embalming is rarely necessary; refrigeration serves the same purpose. In Maine, if a body … Continue reading

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Want to be ‘green’ even after you’re gone?

Here’s how  www.pressherald.com/2017/08/13/want-to-be-green-even-after-youre-gone/  By Ray Routhier People who spend their lives trying to lessen their impact on the natural world increasingly want to die that way, too. Green burials are becoming more popular across the country and in Maine, too. … Continue reading

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Another option … woven casket

Mary Lauren Fraser weaves caskets, urns and baskets out of willow. Handwoven, bio-degradable and locally made in western Massachusetts, her coffins are an alternative to the conventional casket and a beautiful addition to green burials. See examples of her work, … Continue reading

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Typical burial sites at CBBG

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Thinking out of the casket: Film on green burials to be screened on St. Patrick’s Day

By Joann Mackenzie Staff Writer, Gloucester Daily Times Mar 16, 2016 Local interest in green burials centers on the creation of a dedicated land preserve that would provide an option to traditional cemeteries. There will be a discussion on the … Continue reading

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“A Will for the Woods” screening & discussion

Join Greenbelt for a free community film screening and facilitated discussion on the emerging topic of Green (or Natural) Burial. Thursday, March 17, 6:00 – 8:00pm Sawyer Free Library Friend Conference Room 2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester MA 01930 Capacity is … Continue reading

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