In another thread obits are being discussed. Have any of you heard about "green funerals?" Is anyone considering having their funeral a green funeral? In case you are wondering a green funeral or natural burial is such that the body is prepared without chemical preservatives or disinfectants. This includes embalming fluid or any fluids containing formaldehyde. Such chemicals are destructive to the environment. Also a person may opt for a biodegradable coffin and also does not use a burial vault. Additionally the grave should be dug shallow enough that aerobic activity will help speed the decomposition of the body. Trying to anticipate a question ... no I am not planning my burial as a I am having my body donated to a medical school for research ... or an anatomy class or whatever they want to use it for.