About Us


We’ve been doing education and advocacy work promoting green burials for 10 years. As of March 2016, we incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization for charitable, educational, scientific and literary purposes.  This change puts us in a better position for receiving donations of both money and land.  Co-founded by Carol Coan and Judith Lorei, Green Burial Massachusetts began as a committee of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts (FCAWM), and it has been generously supported by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts (FCAEM).  Green Burial Massachusetts, Inc. is grateful for the foresight, commitment and continued work by both chapters of the Funeral Consumers Alliance to advance green burial.


Green Burial Massachusetts is a statewide, volunteer run organization. We provide educational programs about the value and benefit of natural burial, in which everything going into the ground is biodegradable and will decompose naturally.

We advocate on behalf of individuals who choose natural burial and we provide consultation and technical assistance to municipalities and non-profit organizations about natural burial.