About the Green Burial Council
The Green Burial Council (GBC) is an independent, nonprofit organization 501(c)(6) working to encourage environmentally sustainable death care and the use of burial as a new means of protecting natural areas.
The Green Burial Council established standards for funeral homes and cemeteries willing to offer eco-friendly death-care, as well as for manufacturers of green burial products and supplies.
The GBC then launched an extensive outreach campaign to create awareness and demand for death-care that better serves people and the planet. It also helped bring together a diverse, often disparate, group of people who had never before come together, including land trusts, park service agencies, religious organizations, educational institutions, governmental entities, and death-care providers.
Most recently, the Council has leveraged its success to help foster a number of public-private partnerships wherein burial/scattering will provide a new means of connecting multi-generational constituencies to the land and to the cause of land conservation.
Almost all Passages® products are proudly certified by the Green Burial Council for their low environmental impact, from construction through use.
Look for the Green Burial Council logo on all funeral products to confirm eco-friendliness