Green Burial Council
If you share the belief that the field of funeral service needs to embrace a new ethic for a new era, the independent, tax-exempt Green Burial Council is the ultimate resource for you. The organization works to encourage environmentally sustainable death care and the use of burial as a new means of protecting natural areas.
The process of green burial can be overwhelming for those who are new to the concept. Through its enlightening FAQs and links to additional resources, this organization’s mission is to increase public awareness on green burials and other eco-friendly options.
“A Will for the Woods”
An inspiring documentary film about a dying wish for a meaningful legacy of eco-friendly funerals that conserve natural areas. AWFW documentary team Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale and Brian Wilson investigate the green burial revolution – an effort to advance environmentally sustainable funeral practices, connect people to timeless rituals, and create a powerful tool for conserving natural areas – focusing on the personal stories and struggles of key players in the movement.
Funeral Consumers Alliance
Interested in learning more about your rights with respect to a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral? This nonprofit organization offers free information aimed at protecting consumer rights both inside and outside of the commercial funeral industry.
This warm, informative site promotes a healthy attitude toward the process of death while encouraging a meaningful experience in harmony with the environment. SevenPonds is a welcome contemporary resource for those who wish to celebrate memory and personalize the end-of-life, based on the belief that cremation and natural burial are the new traditions.
A free online service to help you plan and personalize your own funeral, so it reflects the way you lived. Becoming a member at does not take the place of a will, which is very important, but helps eliminate the guesswork for your loved ones during a difficult time.
The Natural Burial Company
A UK company (with links to U.S.-based resellers) that imports, markets and distributes natural burial products, including biodegradable coffins.
The National Museum of Funeral History
Houses the largest collection of funeral artifacts in the U.S., traces the history of funeral services, displays historic hearses and provides memorabilia from funerals of the famous such as Michael Jackson and President John F. Kennedy.
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