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Green cemeteries take a final step back to nature
By JOHN RICHARDSON, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald - July 19, 2008
Cedar Brook Burial Ground, a green cemetery

After a lifetime of recycling, composting, turning down the thermostat and trying to eat local organic food, some people might not want to leave their bodies to be filled with a chemical preservative and buried in steel and concrete, or even cremated in a gas-fired furnace.

Now they have a couple more options.

Maine's two green cemeteries -- natural burial grounds that don't allow embalming or steel caskets -- are open for business. And they're getting some.

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