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Zion Cemetery's Green Burial Services

At Zion Cemetery, we take great pride in being one of the few Green Burial Council certified cemeteries in St. Louis. Our commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation sets us apart, providing a meaningful alternative to traditional burial methods. By choosing a green burial at Zion Cemetery, you contribute to a more eco-friendly and natural end-of-life process, leaving a lasting legacy of care for our planet.

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Benefits of Green Burial at Zion Cemetery


Environmental Conservation

Choosing a green burial demonstrates a real dedication to the preservation of nature. Traditional burial practices often involve embalming fluids, metal caskets, outer containers, and burial vaults, all of which can have a negative impact on the environment. At Zion Cemetery, we encourage and facilitate natural decomposition, allowing the body to return to the earth organically. This process significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with traditional burials, contributing to a more sustainable future for your loved ones.


Honoring Natural Cycles of Life

Green burial embraces the natural cycles of life and death. By returning the body to the earth, we honor the ancient traditions of our ancestors, who honored the circle of life in burial ceremonies. Our serene and wooded grounds at Zion Cemetery provide a peaceful final resting place where your loved ones can connect with nature and find solace in the beauty of the surroundings.


Cost-Effective and Simplicity 

Green burial is often a more cost-effective option compared to traditional burial. By eliminating the need for embalming, costly caskets, and elaborate grave markers, you can simplify the funeral process and reduce expenses significantly. At Zion, we offer a range of affordable options, ensuring that everyone has access to environmentally friendly burial services.


Personalized and Meaningful Memorials

Green burials provide a canvas for personalization and meaningful memorials. Without the constraints of traditional burial practices, families have the freedom to celebrate their loved one's life in unique and creative ways. Whether it's planting native trees, establishing wildflower meadows, or placing personalized markers made from sustainable materials, Zion Cemetery supports families in creating lasting tributes that reflect their loved one's connection to nature.


Choose Zion Cemetery for an Eco-Friendly Legacy


At Zion, we understand the importance of making environmentally responsible choices, even in our final moments. By selecting a green burial at our certified cemetery, you contribute to the conservation of our planet and leave behind a legacy of environmental stewardship. Our compassionate team is here to guide you through the process and ensure that your loved one's final resting place aligns with their values and your desires. Contact us today to learn more about our green burial services and the funeral options available at Zion Cemetery.


In addition to our green burial services, Zion Cemetery is proud to offer an innovative and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional cremation: flameless cremation. This cutting-edge technology provides numerous benefits and is a perfect choice for those seeking a more sustainable end-of-life option. And now, you can also have your pet buried at Zion Cemetery. Learn more about our pet cemetery here.

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