Looking for a green burial option, but want something different than a green burial? Have you considered donating your body to a forensic anthropology center where it would be used to assists scientists in building knowledge about how bodies decompose. Why would this be important? Those scientists take the information and use it to assist crime scene investigations.
One center is located in Tennessee, The University of Tennessee's Forensic Anthropology Center, or Body Farm as it is called, conducts research to assist law enforcement investigations. If you find this appealing, then you are not alone. Apparently there is a two year wait list at UTFAC.
I'm not sure about you, but I find this to be a great option to the costly and environmental harsh traditional burials. The cost appears to be zero, and you are giving one last gift to science and crime solving. That sounds like a win-win to me.
If you'd like to learn more, click here for a link to NPR, which covered the topic.