A store owner in Nyack aims to offer customers who spend their life caring for the environment that same opportunity in death.

“We’ve learned to make recycling cans, bottles and newspapers part of our everyday life,” said Kerry Potter, founder and owner of Dying to Bloom, a natural burial boutique at 48 Burd St. in the riverfront village. “We should strive to do the same in death.”

Unlike traditional burials, green burials aim to care for the deceased with minimal impact to the environment. Dying to Bloom features a variety of environmentally friendly caskets, shrouds, urns and artistic memorial products for both people and pets.

“Driving hybrid cars and carpooling are great ways to conserve and help the planet, but we also need to start thinking about some of the other eco-friendly ways we can care for our own backyards,” Potter said.

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