Green Burial Choice

We are proud to be the only funeral home in Sonoma County that has green burial packages. These packages are bundled and then discounted. The discount will be applied when green burial products are purchased through Eggen & Lance.  If you wish to select products or services outside of these packages, the package will then be itemized and the discount will not apply. 

What is green burial?

A green funeral is choosing to have a funeral with very minimal impact to our environment. Green Burial means that there will be no harmful chemicals used, and all Burial containers/ shrouds will be 100% biodegradable. This will allow them break down naturally in the earth. We offer many options for families to choose, from a home funeral to a service in our facility and graveside at a green burial cemetery. Our services can be private of if you wish, or public. We strongly encourage family involvement from start to finish to make this the most personal ceremony. 

Is embalming necessary?

No, California state law says that anyone who passes away must be placed in refrigeration or embalmed within 24 hours of passing. Embalming is not required by law but there are some situations that may require it. Our facility can accommodate both. With a family that chooses to have a “Green Visitation” we offer two forms of presentation, non-invasive techniques and minimal invasive technique. The use of dry ice is best to keep the body in its natural state. It helps slows down the biological breakdown. We also offer Ecobalming which is a temporary preservation of their loved one with natural oils done through internal practices with minimal invasion. The family can choose which ever they feel most comfortable with.  

Can I Have a Green Cremation?
Yes, you can. You can still have a green funeral whether at home or in our facility. Instead of taking your loved one to a cemetery we will transport them to our crematory. We also offer a selection of green, biodegradable urns.

"The Green Burial Council believes a casket, urn, or shroud is suitable for a green burial if it is made from materials/substances that are nontoxic and readily biodegradable. We also require that these products not be made from materials that are harvested in a manner that unnecessarily destroys habitat, as is the case with certain types of materials." (Green Burial Council)  

Going Home- $3,720

This is an option that will allow the families to have the services within the comfort of their own home. Eggen & Lance will take your loved one into our care, prepare your loved one for an in home service. The preparation process consists of gently washing your loved one, dressing, refrigeration and dry ice. We will then transport your loved one to the home. We will supply the transportation to and from each location, the family does the service on their own in the comfort of their home. We will then come back to the house the next day and transport your loved one to a local cemetery that offers green burials.  Savings of $1,055.00
Going Home package with cremation... $3,725 (Does not include graveside)
 
Contemporary Green Funeral- $4,345
Different from the traditional funeral, this contemporary funeral package allows the family to personalize their services with the convenience of using our facility and staff. This package includes our basic services of the funeral director and staff, local transportation from the place of passing, preparation of your loved one for a visitation, washing, refrigeration, dry ice for  visitation, dressing, two hours of visitation the funeral ceremony, transportation to a local cemetery, and the final green burial committal ceremony.  Discount of $1,650.00
 
Visitation with burial- $3,845

We have put this package together for those who are going the more contemporary funeral route. More often we are seeing more personalized services from the families. This package includes our basic services of the funeral director and staff, local transportation from the place of passing, preparation of your loved one for a visitation, washing, refrigeration, dry ice for visitation, dressing, three hours of visitation, use of our reception facility, transportation to a local cemetery, and the final green burial committal ceremony. Discount of $1,555.00
 
In Memory- $3,795
With contemporary services becoming more popular, we have a package that meets the needs of those families that want to have the green burial but have a service “In Memory” of their loved one. The green burial will take place first, then after or later, the memorial service can take place. This package includes our basic services of the funeral director and staff, local transportation from the place of passing, preparation of your loved one, washing, refrigeration, dressing, transportation to a local cemetery, and the final green burial committal ceremony, use of our facility for a memorial service and reception hall.  Discount of $1,555.00
 
Committal ceremony- $3,305
It is not uncommon to have a simple committal service at the location of your loved one’s final resting place. This package includes our basic services of the funeral director and staff, local transportation from the place of passing, preparation of your loved one, washing, refrigeration, dressing, transportation to a local cemetery, and the final green burial committal ceremony. Discount of $1,225.00

 


**Ecobalming- $845

Ecobalming uses natural oils instead of Formaldehyde, like embalming, it is not required by law. You may choose to do this if you wish to have an extended visitation (four hours) please see non-green visitation for pricing. If you do not wish to have Ecobalming you may choose the floral herb wash along with refrigeration and dry ice. Two hour maximum visitation for unembalmed/ non-Ecobalmed services. 

Additional Preparation
~Dressing, Casketing, Cosmetics….. $275
~Restoration Art (per hour)….............. $95
~Floral and herb water wash …........ $250
~Dry Ice... ...........$145
 

*With viewing lid additional $295 will be applied. 

**”These chemicals are a safe, effective, non-toxic, non-hazardous alternative to traditional toxic/formaldehyde embalming chemicals. Based on a complex mix of essential plant-based oils in a near-anhydrous carrier, ENIGMA chemicals deliver significant chemostasis effects with good cosmetic/restorative results, excellent temporary sanitation and acceptable temporary preservation. The full line of ENIGMA products are the only preparation products certified by the Green Burial Council.”- Champion chemical company and the Green Burial Council.