A funeral director is planning a Ã¢??greenÃ¢?? cemetery west of Bloomington, where plots will be identified by small field stones
tied to global-positioning coordinates rather than by traditional headstones.
Nathan ButlerÃ¢??s Evergreen Forest Cemetery will look more like a natural landscape than the manicured cemeteries weÃ¢??re
to seeing, according to a recent article
on the Web site operated by Indiana UniversityÃ¢??s student newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student.
The cemeteries, of which there are about 20 in the nation, avoid the embalming chemicals, metal caskets and concrete vaults
of traditional cemeteries.
Promoters say the approach is more natural and less expensive, running about $2,000, compared to several thousand dollars
for conventional burials.
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