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, as well as information about planning for your funeral. You can also speak to your funeral professional who can offer more information on greener funeral options.
Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, helps get end-of-life and funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on a serious subject. She hosts the award-winning TV/DVD series, A Good Goodbye, as well as an Internet radio program.
The Order of the Good Death is 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. Green Burial Council also has downloads regarding green burial general information and green burial planning information.
Medline Plus – A resource for death planning, including state specific downloads for Advanced Directives.
Green Burial Radio Program – free on iTunes
National Funeral Director’s Association FAQ about green funeral services.