“After about 15 years in the conventional funeral industry I walked away because I felt peoples needs weren’t being met. I feel like people were being rushed through the experience, offered run of the mill funerals and paying too much for so little. I’ve created a company that focuses on helping people and the planet when a death occurs.
LIFE BY LIFE is an environmentally focused funeral company. Unlike a conventional funeral home we focus on enabling people to fully participate in the end-of-life experience. We’ll even show you how to do it on your own. And we will save you money in the process. At Life By Life we don’t embalm and we only use biodegradable caskets and shrouds.
People often assume cremation is the greener end-of-life option, but because of the excessive amounts of fossil fuel needed to cremate a body – natural burial is actually the most earth-friendly way to go.
With natural burial we create a final resting place that closely resembles a nature preserve. We conserve and even improve the land with each burial.
LIFE BY LIFE currently initiates grief healing by encouraging family participation at the end-of-life and during transition. Our funerals are led by the family and facilitated in the home, outdoors, or wherever a family may choose. We provide educational support, guidance and community outreach opportunities to get the word out about what we do, because we believe an empowered and educated public will make healthy choices and decisions for themselves and the environment. Death is as natural as birth and we hope to push fears aside and shine a new light on the end-of-life.” — John Christian
Life By Life works in conjunction with Larkspur Conservation by providing education about our forthcoming conservation burial ground in Nashville. Through teaching and practice, Larkspur Conservation will promote natural burial and establish a conservation cemetery. We strive to be faithful stewards of God’s creation by preserving and restoring the habitats we have been given, and by reducing burial activities that damage our natural home. This cemetery will allow for the practice of rituals that honor the mystery and power we encounter in death, and to take seriously the ancient teaching, “For you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Larkspur Conservation will serve the whole community.
Conservation Burial is a beautiful way to honor our beloved and the earth. Join us as we conserve land through a revival of traditional burial practices. Current funeral and cemetery costs combined average $8,000-$15,000, and carry a negative environmental impact. In the United States, more than 4 million gallons of embalming fluid containing toxic chemicals are buried in the earth every year. Larkspur Conservation has found a better way. Conservation burial creates a nature preserve for burial, where caskets and shrouds are made of biodegradable materials. Our burial method will protect endangered land forever and provide a living memorial to be enjoyed by all.