Green Burial Resources

Whether you are a committed environmentalist, a lover of the outdoors, or just want something simple and unique, the trend to green allows every family to celebrate a life in a way that is more meaningful for them and healthier for our planet. Below are additional resources that can help you make informed choices about greener funerals and burials. You can also speak to your funeral professional who can offer more information on greener funeral options.

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The Order of the Good Death – A group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality. Educational “Ask-A-Mortician” video series on Youtube.

Death Cafe – At Death Cafes people drink tea, eat cake, and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. See if there’s one near you.

Green Burial Council – An independent, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainable death care and the use of burial as a new means of protecting natural areas.

National Funeral Director’s Association FAQ about green funeral services.

Green Burial Radio Program – free on iTunes


KQED Documentary – Green Burials

Greenhaven Woodland Burial Ground – UK

Natural Burial – A Green Option

Going Green After Death

Woodland Burial Parks

Eco Burials

Green Burials

Living Green – Green Burial

Green Water Burial

Biodegradable Ocean Urn