The Green Burial Council logo displayed by GBC-certified cemeteries, funeral homes and product providers attests to an organization’s commitment to the environment, promoting sustainable practices and preserving and stewarding land. The Green Burial Council is a nonprofit staffed almost entirely by volunteers. Fees support GBC’s operations and efforts to increase interest and demand for green burial alternatives. Read Why Certification Matters for more information.
GBC-certified members enjoy the following benefits:
GBC certification logo for use on marketing materials, website, etc.
Initial certification featured in GBC’s Newsletter distributed monthly to more than 5,000 recipients
Listing with weblink on the GBC website along with a locator pin and popup on the GBC’s interactive provider maps. The GBC website attracts an average of 10,000 page-views monthly and is often the first stop for consumers searching for environmentally sustainable options.
Highlights on our linked social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
Initial Natural and Conservation level cemeteries $545
Initial Hybrid cemetery $345
Additional locations $100 each
Initial funeral home $345
Additional locations under common ownership $100 each
Initial certification of up to 3 products $345
Additional product $50 each
Greensprings Natural Preserve, Newfield, NY
Annual Renewal Pricing
Cemeteries $345 first, $100 each additional location Funeral Homes $345 first, $100 each additional location Products $345 first 3 products, $50 each additional product
Note: Funeral Homes and Cemeteries under common ownership will be charged $345 for the first Funeral Home plus $345 for the first Cemetery. Additional Funeral Homes and Cemetery locations will be charged at $100 each.
Refund of 50% of certification fees paid in the event the facility or product does not meet base level GBC standards within 6 months of initial application.
No refund in cases of incomplete information where certification is marked as provisional pending additional documentation