Death and The Environment
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Philadelphia
1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia,Pa 19103
Please feel free to contact us at: (215)-545-9210
The Green Burial Council (GBC) is a new nonprofit organization founded to encourage sustainable end-of-life rituals, and in some instances, to use the burial process to accomplish land conservation. The Center has developed the first certifiable standards for greener good-byes. One set is for Natural Burial Grounds, which are cemeteries required to follow ethical and ecologically sound practices. And another is for Conservation Burial Grounds, which adhere to these same practices, but in addition, involve an established conservation partner and further a legitimate conservation purpose. The Council will also be listing on its site conventional cemeteries and funeral service providers around the country willing to accommodate green burial. Organizing board members of the GBC include Dr. William "Billy" Campbell, President of Memorial Ecosystems; Ernest Cook, Senior VP of the Trust for Public Land; and Joshua Slocum, Executive Director of the FCA.
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