What is the Green Burial Council?


The Green Burial Council is the environmental certification organization setting the standard for green burial in North America. We offer environmental certificates for funeral homes, cemeteries and product manufacturers.

Education and Advocacy:

We believe that the deathcare industry needs to embrace a new ethic for a new era. Our education and advocacy is helping organizations and individuals within this industry understand the environmental, societal and economic benefits of green burial. We hope to make “green” or “natural” burial the new standard within industry.

What is Green Burial?:

We believe burial is “green” only when it furthers legitimate environmental and societal aims such as protecting worker health, reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources, and preserving habitat.

To all of you who support natural burial but have not yet attended one, please click this link to watch a natural burial video. This powerful 28 minute film captures the true essence of what the definition of natural burial is, and would be the closest thing to actually being fortunate enough to participate in one. Natural Burial is as much for the living as it is for the one who chooses the option. It is the final statement in ones life and the way they chose to live it, it is the ultimate tribute of the family to honor that wish. To be surrounded by life, laughter and happiness in death cannot be transcended.

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