An eco-friendly, green burial takes a step back from the modern practice of cremation and returns to the root of traditional burial. Wrapped in a shroud or in a biodegradable casket, the body is returned to the earth in the most natural way possible. Over time, the cemetery is restored to the surrounding ecosystem. Beyond the ecological value of the process, there are also benefits to the grieving family. The rituals, connection, and involvement throughout the process allows them to experience, feel, and connect to their loss first hand, taking positive steps on their grieving journey.