Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lower Sackville now offers a burial option for environmentally-conscious consumers seeking "greener" pastures for their final resting place.
This month, the non-denominational cemetery owners began selling lots in the new environmentally- friendly burial section. Eco-burials in the "Evergreen" section of the cemetery will be simpler and have less environmental impact than traditional burials.
"I've been looking at this for quite awhile. I noticed it has gone over big in England and a few places in the States," explained Bill Mont, president of Pleasant Hill Cemetery. "I'm the first in Atlantic Canada to offer this, and I am pretty sure I'm the first in Canada to have officially opened this kind of cemetery."