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"Whether the narrow passageway to the unknown, which everybody must cross, will continue to be as cluttered and as expensive to traverse as it is today, depends entirely on those travelers who have not yet reached it."
-- Jessica Mitford

Standards

The Green Burial Council has developed two levels of standards for green burial.

A "Conservation Burial Ground" is a cemetery that encourages sustainable and ethical practices.  It also involves an established conservation partner and furthers a landscape-level conservation purpose.  View our standards for a "Conservation Burial Ground."

A "Natural Burial Ground" is a cemetery that encourages sustainable and ethical practices.  It does not involve an established conservation partner and does not necessarily further a conservation purpose.  View our standards for a "Natural Burial Ground."