Eco-friendly cemetery offers 'green burial'
Chris MarrouKENS 5 Eyewitness News
For most people, planning a funeral means choosing between cremation and a traditional burial.
An average funeral costs about $6,000, but now there is a way to save green if you're willing to go green.
On the banks of the Trinity River there are dozens of species of birds, exotic wildlife and 81 acres of land unlike any other in Texas.
"Green burial is a form of eternal life because we humans are nothing more than recycled material," he said.
"You have all sorts of micro-organisms and worms and the roots of trees that feed on you," Russell said.
Maria Catalano Burns, the wife of an Ethician Rabbi, was buried at the cemetery last September.
"The family brought her up in the back of their station wagon. To me it's much more intimate when the family takes the body of their loved one, and gently wraps it in a blanket or cloth," said Russell.
"We loaded her in the pickup truck and brought her up here and let the dogs jump up and kiss her goodbye," Russell said.