Earth Day is just around the corner, and we’d like to highlight a few companies dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint of the funeral industry. According to the Green Burial Council, traditional burials put the following into the ground each year:
- 20 million feet of wood
- 3 million gallons of embalming fluids
- 6 million tons of reinforced concrete
- 17,000 tons of copper and bronze
- 64,500 tons of steel
In light of these statistics, what can be done to improve these numbers? Many opt for cremation these days, but even spreading ashes has a negative impact on the environment due to the high pH level and excessive sodium content in the ashes. One company has found a solution to this particular issue, offering a green cremation option. Meet Let Your Love Grow.
“Let Your Love Grow is an organic mixture that blends soil and ash to create a nourishing environment scientifically proven to support plant life. Whether your plan for remembrance involves planting a living memorial, scattering ashes or burying ashes, LYLG helps you usher your loved one into a new life.”
Let Your Love Grow creates opportunities for living memorials that coincide with tradition. For example, my mother is a florist. I would love the opportunity to plant her ashes in a cutting garden filled with peonies, hydrangeas, and zinnias! There is something beautiful about creating a space to visit your loved one filled with serenity. I personally love the idea of being laid to rest beneath a magnolia tree. The pink blossoms remind me of the street I grew up on as a child.
LYLG offers three sizes of kits to accommodate your goals whether it’s a potted plant, tree or simply for spreading ashes abroad. You can safely spread ashes atop a mountain, near a lake, or perhaps the ocean without worrying about affecting the local ecosystem. LYLG is not only for people, but can also be a service used for losing a beloved pet. Let Your Love Grow has offered a beautiful solution to an environmental issue.