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.

[Via Groovy Green]

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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

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.