A carbon neutral alternative to cremation
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What is soil transformation?
Soil transformation is a natural, environmentally-friendly alternative to burial and cremation, which is sometimes referred to as human composting. Over a 45-day process, a body is gently transformed into a cubic-yard of nutrient-rich soil.
Families choose how much soil they would like returned – to scatter or plant – and the remainder is sent to our Olympic Peninsula conservation site for land restoration projects.
Soil transformation is for nature lovers, conservationists, and for those of us who want to protect the planet for future generations. Whether you need our services now, or you’re planning for the future, Earth promises a sustainable process, transparent prices, and 24/7 best-in-class care.
The world's most sustainable urban funeral process
Earth Soil Transformation
The Earth Process
Our end-to-end process takes around 8 weeks. We keep you updated at each stage of the process.
Whether you contact us through our website or call our dedicated care team, we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you make arrangements. You can also visit our facility.
As soon as the arrangements have been completed and the required legal documents have been
signed, we’ll bring your loved one into our care.
If your loved one is in a coroner’s office or hospital, this will be during business hours. If they’re at a private residence or nursing home, this will be immediate.
Once in our care, we register the death with the county and state. This is a legal
requirement before we’re able to move forward with the soil transformation process.
The speed of the death registration process depends on the responsiveness of the doctor, who
is required to provide the causes of death.
It’s at this stage that we also order death certificates on your behalf. We’ll let you know as soon as they’ve been ordered.
Once the death has been registered, we’re able to move forward with the soil transformation
process. Each process is private, dignified and takes place in its own individual
Read more about the soil transformation process.
We return portions of the soil in biodegradable containers. Choose to have it sent to any US postal address via USPS Priority Mail Express, hand-delivered in our service area, or collect it in person from our facility.
Return to nature
Since the cubic-yard of soil produced during the soil transformation process is too much for most families, we send the remaining soil to our Olympic Peninsula conservation site, where it’s used for land restoration projects including reforestation, erosion control and restoring soil health.
For your convenience, we’ve developed an industry-leading online experience.
- Simple online arrangement process
- Digital paperwork & signatures
- Online portal to manage your arrangements
- Real-time status updates
- Beautiful online obituaries