Carbon neutral funerals

Earth gently transforms bodies into nutrient-rich soil. Make arrangements online, over the phone, or in-person.

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Return to nature

We’re specialists in soil transformation, an environmentally-friendly alternative to burial and cremation, which is sometimes referred to as human composting. Over a 45-day process, we gently transform a body into nutrient-rich soil.

Families choose how much soil they’d like returned – to scatter or plant – and the remainder is sent to our Olympic Peninsula conservation site for land restoration projects.

The soil becomes a means to return nutrients from our bodies to the natural world. In turn, we restore forests, sequester carbon, and revitalize challenged ecosystems.

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Learn more about soil transformation, the process, and the environmental benefits.

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The Earth difference

Carbon neutral

Our process is net carbon neutral versus the 535 lbs of CO2 produced by the average cremation (equivalent to a 600+ mile car journey).

Online convenience

Make arrangements in less than 15 minutes, manage everything online with the Earth Portal, and share obituaries with family and friends.

Exceptional care

Our care team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We update you at each stage of the process via email and our online Portal.

State-of-the-art facility

We own and operate the world’s most advanced soil transformation facility. Designed in conjunction with a leading sustainable architect, our facility uses 100% renewable energy and offers a beautiful send-off for a life well lived.

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Olympic Peninsula final resting place

Surrounded by Giant Maple, Red Cedar and Douglas-fir trees, we own five acres of tranquil land on the Olympic Peninsula. Using soil from the Earth process, we’re restoring and conserving this land for future generations.

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The Earth Package

The Earth package

The Earth Package takes place in the days immediately following the passing and without a viewing or funeral service beforehand.

Our package includes everything you need:

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    Services of a licensed funeral director

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    Collection & care from place of passing

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    Filing of all necessary paperwork & permits

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    An Earth soil transformation

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    The soil returned to your family

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    5 Impact Trees planted by One Tree Planted

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    Access to the Earth Family Portal

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Here when you need us

Immediate need

For families who have recently lost a loved one.

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Imminent need

For families expecting a loved one to pass in the next 6 months.

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Earth Prepaid

For individuals and couples planning for the future.

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Decades of experience

We’re a team of funeral professionals, scientists and software engineers. With a focus on sustainability and technology, we have a different approach to the traditional industry. We’re building the funeral provider of the future.

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Serving each family like our own

Ruth M.


Returning our bodies to the earth in a peaceful, gentle, natural process is one of the most powerful yet relaxing decisions we have ever made. Every interaction with Earth and all the wonderful people who provide this valuable service has been positive, respectful, and individualized to our needs. We feel assured that this all important final step is in excellent hands, and our family can be confident that our final resting place will be part of both restoration and timeless beauty on the Olympic peninsula.

King County, WA

Joni F.


So much space is being used to bury people in the traditional way in caskets. The idea of being cremated simply did not appeal to me at all. When I heard that Earth was a totally different alternative and one that is the best choice for our environment I knew immediately it was what I was searching for. I have felt nothing but peace knowing I have chosen the right path for myself and, at the same time, helping our earth continue to survive for future generations to come.

Lewis County, WA
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