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The bike hearse makes dying greener
A funeral home in Eugene, Oregon goes the extra green mile by offering their customers the option of a bike hearse.
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 11:31 AM
When I die, I don't want my burial to be one last polluting pimp slap at the environment. I'm not too keen on the idea of having my body pumped full of embalming fluid and then put in a polyester and enameled wooden box for all of eternity. I want to left to decay naturally, wrapped in a cotton wrap and put into the ground in a nice and simple wicker coffin in a natural cemetery like Sunset Hills in Eugene, Oregon
. They offer green burials that skip the chemical preservatives and use fabric shrouds or biodegradable caskets made from natural materials. You can be buried at Sunset Hills in the more traditional "lots of bodies in a field" cemetery or choose a more natural setting
in a wooded area of
on their land.
And to top it all off, they'll even transport your coffin from the funeral home to your grave site with a bike hearse.
Now that is green and classy.
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