What You Need to Know
Many conventional cemeteries are now offering green burial options. If you have a cemetery that you’d like to use but you’re not sure about their green offerings, be in touch with the cemetery directly to find out. For Natural and Conservation Burial Grounds, you’ll likely have to find a burial ground that is specifically dedicated to environmentally friendly practices. Though the Green Burial Council has set the standards for green burial and has certified providers, there may be cemeteries with green offerings that are not certified by the Green Burial Council. Be sure to ask the cemeteries you’re interested in about their burial requirements and practices.