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Posted on: December 22nd, 2011 by admin No Comments

Natural Burial Ground Links

Although a traditional custom in many countries around the world, green cemeteries, also known as conservation cemeteries, are a relatively new and growing trend in the US. There have been numerous articles written about this growing trend as consumers become more concerned with the environmentally harmful practices of American conventional burials. Refer to the media links below to learn more.

The word “green” has become commonly used to reflect an environmentally friendly practice or product. As with any trend, it can easily be misused for promoting an image, giving the appearance of environmental integrity, also known as “greenwashing”, while holding other priorities over the environment’s wellbeing. In order to maintain a level of integrity for consumers, the Natural Burial Council provides resource information, sets standards and offers certification in different “shades of green”. They list funeral homes, and burial container providers that are approved as meeting their standards for green burial products and practices. They also provide links to other green cemeteries around the country.

Seth Jovaag’s interview with the Pierotti Family, as featured on To the Best of our Knowledge’s series Death:
http://www.ttbook.org/series/death/death-doesnt-bother-me-complete-dan-pierotti-story

Wisconsin State Journal columnist Doug Moe’s recent column:
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/columnists/doug-moe/doug-moe-green-burials-extraordinary-stories/article_0a106c7f-ce46-5760-aa1d-65f32bde0881.html

WORT radio interview on the A Public Affair show, hosted by Cynthia Lin on February 21, 2012,
http://archive.wort-fm.org/xml/apatue.xml

WPR radio interview on The Larry Meiller show, March 1, 2012
http://wpr.org/ideas/noteslist_idcall.cfm?noteslist=153628

Green Burial Council
http://www.greenburialcouncil.org

National Home Funeral Alliance                                                                                                                               http://www.homefuneralalliance.org

Book: Grave Matters
http://www.gravematters.us

Read more about Kevin Corrado, former cemetery coordinator, in a September 11, 2012 Wisconsin State Journal articlehttp://host.madison.com/business/big-career-moves-kevin-corrado-helps-people-stay-green-even/article_58894e78-fb91-11e1-8c4a-001a4bcf887a.html