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Green Burials

Natural burials are a timely topic to stakeholders in the cemetery and funeral industry. Cemetery Management Solutions will help you examine the questions and offer answers to help you
make educated decisions for the future.

As John F. Llewellyn, CEO of Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, CA, said in his book,  Birth of a Cemetery: Forest Lawn Cemetery, “Cemeteries just do not go away when they fail. They become eyesores, nuisances or financial burdens to their communities.” Every cemetery is entrusted with more than just the conservation of the land, but also the integrity of the earthly remains of someone once loved and now lost. Working with cemeteries and funeral homes, Cemetery Management Solutions has been instrumental in helping businesses think strategically about options and future directions. 

Cemetery Management Solutions has helped both funeral homes and cemeteries think about their “shade of” or commitment to green. A natural/green cemetery cannot solely be about the land. A natural cemetery, following the first burial, is forever. The property cannot forget that it has been entrusted with more than just the conservation of the land but the earthly remains of someone loved and now lost.

Cemeteries are not hobbies and a green cemetery is not an exception. The cemetery must want to provide an environment that is quiet and reflective while ensuring the safety of the property and family choices. Every property must ensure that the internment site of the loved one can be located for the visitor and future generations.

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Every cemetery is entrusted with more than just the conservation of the land, but also the integrity of the earthly remains of someone once loved and now lost.

Cemeteries are not hobbies and a green cemetery is not an exception.  The cemetery must want to provide an environment that is quiet and reflective while ensuring the safety of the property and family choices. Every property must ensure that the internment site of the loved one can be located for the visitor and future generations.

Greenwashing is the practice of making an unsubstantiated or misleading claim about the environmental benefits of a product or service. Greenwashing can make a company appear to be more environmentally friendly than it is in actuality. A cemetery may label itself “green”, but the family or person who is pre-planning or planning for an upcoming service, must know what level of commitment is intended by the cemetery. Creating honest messages will ensure family expectations are met.

Cemetery Management Solutions has trained funeral directors in their role of offering options to families so they can choose a service that will be most meaningful to them.

If a natural cemetery proves to be a feasible plan, Cemetery Management Solutions will guide you through your goals for the development by:

  • helping to facilitate the design.
  • working with your business team to answer the right questions regarding business and ecology.
  • eliciting participation and resolving difficult issues.
  • providing assistance to navigate through the obstacles in order to increase your chances of success.

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