Category: Environment

What is Green Burial Exactly?

This is part one of a four part series on green burial. Changes are coming to the funeral profession, and green burial may be the catalyst. As we’ve discussed before, common burial in the West is an environmentally costly endeavour, with over 6 billion tons of concrete, 800,000 gallons of Formaldehyde, and enough wood in one

The Guide to Unconventional Burial Methods

When you think of a typical burial, one thing usually comes to mind: a classic coffin buried in the earth. These days, however, more and more unique and unconventional burial methods are becoming available! And when you look to the past, you’ll quickly discover that the ways that human beings have buried the dead is

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The Top Green Funeral Trends

Earth is our most valuable shared heritage, and it is something that we should nurture and protect above all else. Because of the abuse of Earth’s resources, the world’s diverse and wondrous ecosystems are suffering greatly. Living in the hustle and bustle of the city, it is easy to forget about the beauty of nature, and how the balance

Bio Cremation: A Greener Death?

What is legal in only 13 States, 3 Canadian Provinces and was condemned by the New York Catholic Conference in 2011?

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Want to be Buried in a Mushroom Suit?

It is no secret that green burials and environmental consciousness have been all the talk the past few years. Consumers have been searching for alternatives to traditional burials and even cremations. There are green burial tehcniques, new cremation technologies and processes that allow you to leave this world with as little a footprint as possible. The

Top 10 New Funeral Trends

The way that we grieve is different from culture to culture and person to person. Losing a loved one is something that one cannot prepare for, and in many cases do not expect when it happens. Needless to say, it is a difficult experience, and preparing a funeral or memorial service can be overwhelming to

This is why we created the environmental impact of funerals infographic.

Environmental Impact of Funerals Infographic

It is often said that death is a cycle whereupon the body, carbon and a person’s essence are returned to the earth. What this maxim forgets to include is 6 billion tons of concrete, 800,000 gallons of Formaldehyde, and enough wood in one year to build 4.6 million single family homes! In fact, you could