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In pictures: An eco-burial site in Victoria

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Woodlands is one of two Canadian cemeteries certified by the Green Burial Council, a U.S.-based international organization that encourages environmentally sustainable burials.

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Woodlands, Canada's first urban green burial site, looks more like a park than a cemetery.

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One of the biodegradable caskets used in Woodlands.

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After the burial, when the raised mound of earth settles, it will be planted with native vegetation.

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Instead of grave markers, names are inscribed on large rocks scattered throughout the area.

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Royal Oak Burial Park's executive director Stephen Olson.

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