You've gone green by recycling and driving a hybrid, and now you can stay green as you go to the grave.
Eco-friendly burials may soon be all the rage in South Florida with more funeral homes offering the deceased a chance to save the environment, even if they can't save themselves.
Mortuaries like Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Fort Myers are making the trip to the afterlife greener with all biodegradable materials, like using wooden or wicker caskets instead of steel, and without using concrete burial vaults or wasting fossil fuels in a cremation.
No embalming fluids are used, and there'll be no gravestone, meaning a green burial will cost about 75 percent less than a traditional one. Still, not everybody is ready to go green while they rest in peace.
"We've had some conversations with folks. It hasn't caught on by any means, but we're just ready," Sullivan said. "You're talking about people who are thinking about cremation and thinking about other ways to bury people, this is probably just as weird or creepy."