Green Burial Council

Our vision


We believe end-of-life rituals are meant to let us honor the dead, heal the living and invite in the divine.

We believe burial is "green" only when it furthers legitimate environmental aims such as protecting worker health, reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources, and preserving habitat.

We believe the field of funeral service needs to embrace a new ethic for new era.

We believe death can and should connect to life.