Here’s some news on funeral planning for those who plan to go green with their burials.
The Green Burial Council (GBC) announced it has launched the first online planning tool designed to allow families to identify and work more closely with funeral service providers offering eco-friendly options.
Available in an easy-to-use writable PDF format, the document guides consumers through a series of questions that helps them clarify their end of life preferences. This document can then be emailed out to relatives, attorneys, as well as to local funeral homes.
“We’ve had a lot of requests for a planning tool that could help consumers in what many regard as a somewhat confusing process,” said Joe Sehee, executive director of the GBC. “Not only does the planner eliminate confusion for families, but it raises awareness of the numerous funeral homes and cemeteries they can count on to embrace an ethic rooted in transparency, accountability and ecological responsibility.”
Anyone may receive a copy of the planning document by e-mailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The GBC is also encouraging funeral homes and cemeteries to make the tool available to families inquiring about eco-friendly funeral service.
The website for the Green Burial Council is www.GreenBurialCouncil.org.