Green Funerals

About the Course:
How to determine what is green when it comes to natural funerals, burials and cremation. Green burial standards the impact of cremation, and sustainable landscape that follows reduce, reuse, recycle system.
Learning objectives
  • List some of the primary principles of green burials.
  • Describe ways that traditional funerals and burials can be resource- intensive.
  • Discuss common restrictions in natural cemeteries and explain the reasons for each.
  • List three organizations that are associated with organ donation.
  • Describe alternatives to embalming that preserve the body for a period of days.
  • Discuss how fuel and transportation costs can be minimized in funeral and burial functions.
  • Explain ways that your business could assist with backyard or home burial products or services.
  • Explain what makes organic and fair flowers more expensive and what the certification signifies in each case.
  • Discuss why cremation is considered both green and not green.
  • Discuss the risk of mercury emissions from dental amalgam during cremation.
  • List five ways to reduce the ecological impact of cremation.
  • List the minimum green burial standards (Level 1 – hybrid burial grounds) for Green Burial Council certification.
  • List characteristics of sustainable landscaping (greenscaping) that follow the reduce, reuse, recycle, rebuy formula.
  • Explain the principles of integrated pest management (IPM).