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The Green Burial Council (GBC) is the world's first eco-burial certification program to encourage people to move away from the expensive and dangerous use of chemicals in death care.
Catholic cemeteries have been slow to come on board, but the Green Burial Council has approved providers in more than 40 states, including a burial ground at a retreat center run by Trappist monks and two diocesan cemeteries.
18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignity Memorial locations in Littleton and Boulder, both members of the Green Burial Council, now offer the first Green Burial Council approved funeral and cremation products and services in the Denver area.
Many of these providers are members of the non-profit Green Burial Council, which works "to make burial sustainable for the planet, meaningful for the families, and economically viable for the provider.
The following Portland area Dignity Memorial providers are Approved Providers of the Green Burial Council and offer eco-friendly products and services:
The Green Burial Council is an independent, nonprofit organization that encourages environmentally sustainable death care practices as a means of acquiring restoring, and stewarding natural areas, and assists consumers in identifying "green" cemetery, funeral, and cremation services.
It's water soluble, it floats for approximately five minutes, then sinks and is quickly dissolved, and has been certified by the Green Burial Council so it is environmentally safe.