Green Burial Council

Who we are

 

The Green Burial Council is 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.

Through a mix of evangelism, economic incentives, and solid science, our mostly volunteer organization has become the standard-bearer in this nascent field and the conduit for conservation at an intersection that’s never been crossed.

The GBC has been stewarded by individuals representing the environmental/conservation community, consumer organizations, academia, the deathcare industry, and such organizations and institutions as The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, AARP, and the University of Colorado.

Funded by contributions from individuals, certification fees, honoraria, and a grant from the Roy M. Hunt Foundation, we are represented by 300 (and growing) "approved providers" operating throughout North America, with offices in the US and Canada.