The Green Burial Council offers certification programs for burial grounds, funeral homes, and products. Certification is awarded to providers that demonstrate compliance with the established Green Burial Council standards, designed to create sustainable practices in the funeral industry, and to preserve and steward land through burial.
Approved providers are granted permission to display the Green Burial Council logo on their website and pre-approved marketing materials. Approved providers are also listed on our website, a resource for consumers searching for providers that offer environmentally sustainable options.
As an approved provider with the Green Burial Council, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate:
What the GBC does is simple: we recognize the effort of each provider making significant changes that support the American public’s emerging ethic of environmental sensitivity that includes foregoing the use of toxic chemicals, expensive, resource and energy intensive caskets, concrete, fiberglass or plastic vaults.
This is mirrored by the GBC’s commitment to working with the industry, not against it, to improve practices and products that will meet the needs of Americans. We are interested in how to effect real change by providing a realistic, verifiable standards-based rating system so the public has a reliable measure when making environmentally sensitive and responsible funeral choices.