I value choice and access to information, especially when it comes to big life and death decisions. With respect to death care here in North America, there are pretty strong traditions and expectations with how we care for our dead. There is a lot of pressure to do the very best for your loved one who has passed, and if they didn't specify their own wishes for their body this will often default to a costly embalming and burial or cremation.
Looking to the future I hope that everyone can have access to information regarding death care. I also hope that we can break down some of the taboos surrounding death and dying. So many people are so scared of death and of the decomposition process that they don't want to even think about their options. I think that if people learned to accept the idea returning to the earth after death we could start working towards making the death care industry as a whole less predatory and more green. It's also important that those of us who want a green burial are vocal about it and talk about it with others to spread awareness.