Organizations

The Green Burial Council

The Green Burial Council (GBC) is the environmental certification organization setting the standard for green burial in North America. They offer environmental certificates for funeral homes, cemeteries and product manufacturers. The GBC website provides a list of certified green cemeteries and green products throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as a green burial planning guide.  Additionally, educational materials about green burials and cemeteries may be printed from the GBC website under http://greenburialcouncil.org/resources/education/


The Funeral Consumers Alliance

The goal of Funeral Consumers Alliance is to ensure consumers are fully prepared and protected when planning a funeral for themselves or their loved ones. They do this by offering objective facts about funeral planning so families can plan a meaningful goodbye that fits their needs and their budget.


The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts

The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts is a non-sectarian, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote and protect a consumer’s right to choose meaningful, dignified, and affordable final arrangements.


The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts

The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts provides members with information about laws, practices and forms pertaining to death, burial, cremation, anatomical gifts and related subjects.


National Home Funeral Alliance

The NHFA empowers families to care for their own dead by providing educational opportunities and connections to resources that promote environmentally sound and culturally nurturing death practices.  This website provides a list of cemeteries that allow green burials that are certified by the Green Burial Council as well as those that are not.


Funeral Ethics Organization

FEO’s mission is to promote ethical dealings in all death-related transactions by working for better understanding of ethical issues among funeral, cemetery, memorial industry practitioners, law enforcement, organ procurement organizations, and state agencies, as well as better understanding between these and the general public.