About the GBC

The Green Burial Council (GBC) is an independent, nonprofit organization (501(c)(6) working to encourage environmentally sustainable death care and the use of burial as a new means of protecting natural areas.

The Green Burial Council established standards for funeral homes and cemeteries willing to offer eco-friendly death-care, as well as for manufacturers of green burial products and supplies.

The GBC then launched an extensive outreach campaign to create awareness and demand for death-care that better serves people and the planet. It also helped bring together a diverse, often disparate, group of people who had never before come together, including land trusts, park service agencies, religious organizations, educational institutions, governmental entities, and death-care providers.

Most recently, the Council has leveraged its success to help foster a number of public-private partnerships wherein burial/scattering will provide a new means of connecting multi-generational constituencies to the land and to the cause of land conservation.

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