Regardless of the choice for after death care selected, there are four basic tasks that will need to be performed between death and burial. These include:
You do not have to take on responsibility for these tasks yourself. Funeral Service Providers will generally honor your choice to have a green burial and can assist you with the four basic tasks listed above.
If you do wish to take on the responsibility for these tasks, several on-line resources are available that will help you to understand the laws pertaining to after-death care in Rhode Island.
A variety of appropriate funeral products are on display at Prudence Memorial Park, including wooden coffins and caskets made by a local craftsman. More examples are available on-line (see GBC Certified Product Providers). The following local Funeral Service Providers also have a selection of eco-friendly caskets and urns available:
Careful thought and planning won't do any good if your loved ones don't know what you want when the time comes.