Green burial. Also called natural burial. It’s a growing trend around the world: forgoing modern embalming and burial techniques so that when we die, our bodies are returned to the soil, just like all the wild animals. In modern times, laws have prevented natural burial, primarily out of concern about disease. But recently a new model has emerged: “ecologically sound burial options and a natural return to the earth—simple, affordable, and respectful of the human spirit.” according to Natural Burial.org.