Carbon Impact of Burial Methods - What are you going to do with your body when you die?

We’re all going to die. Everyone knows it, but not everyone thinks about what will happen to their body once they go. Turns out, how we dispose of our corpse can actually be one of the most toxic things we do (each year, American funerals put over 90,000 tons of steel, 1.6 million tons of concrete, 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid, and 30 million board feet of casket wood into the ground). Yikes.

Luckily, there are people thinking about this and working to ensure we all can opt for a greener way to go. One of these green burial enthusiasts, Professor Jane-Marie Law, was nice enough to invite us up to her cabin in New York and give them the lay of the (green burial) land and help us understand the alternatives.

Inspired to make your last act on Earth one that nourishes, rather than poisons it? Fill out our Body Disposition form (at and we will send you a Wormhole certificate (and sticker!!) that you can print out, share with your family, and use to spark a conversation so we can all Take A Little Action.

For more on green burials and providers, visit
To check out the Infinity Burial Mushroom Suit we discussed, see

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