(Adopted by Resolution by the Board of Directors of the Green Burial Council June 25, 2015)

Mission: To inspire and advocate for environmentally sustainable, natural death care through education and certification

Vision: To ensure universal access to information about environmentally sustainable death care


  • Respect for rituals that create meaning for both the living and the dead
  • Honor the earth and recognize the importance of caring for her in how we bury our dead
  • Honor that funeral and burial traditions and practices are sacred
  • Integrity in all aspects of our operation by holding ourselves to the highest standards
  • Sustainability both environmentally and operationally so that future generations may benefit from our work
  • Leadership in making certifiable, sustainable death-care practices available to all

Green BurialGBC Mission