Welcome to the Green Burial Council
The Green Burial Council is an independent, nonprofit organization founded to encourage ethical and sustainable practices in the deathcare industry, and to use the burial process as a means of facilitating ecological restoration and landscape-level conservation.
How do we do it?
- By developing the first certification program for cemeteries and funeral providers so the public can identify and patronize those who operate in a consumer friendly and environmentally conscious manner
- By working with conservation organizations to develop burial grounds that protect natural areas and further their long-term stewardship objectives; and
- By connecting consumers to a national network of green burial professionals who can make end of life rituals more affordable, meaningful, and beneficial to the healing process.