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Funeral Consumers Alliance ‘paying it forward’ by crafting, donating infant coffins

By CHRIS LARABEE - Greenfield Recorder

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Wed, Jun 9, 2021
Updated: Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Going green, one last time

From cardboard caskets to the absence of harmful chemicals, some people choose to minimize the impact to the environment after they die.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Wed, Apr 21, 2021
Updated: Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Earth Matters: Green burial in a conservation cemetery

Daily Hampshire Gazette

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Sun, Apr 4, 2021
Updated: Sun, Apr 4, 2021

Green burials: Cemetery commissioners discuss natural alternatives for Cape Cod

WELLFLEET — More and more businesses are looking at ways of going green. On the Cape, that could also eventually include cemeteries.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Tue, Feb 23, 2021
Updated: Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Whose Green Burial Is It Anyway?

Part of a series The Death Gap: End-Of-Life Inequality

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Thu, Nov 12, 2020
Updated: Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Eastham explores option of green burials

Select Board supports concept of less expensive, environmentally friendly burials and will consider offering town-owned property for them.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Sun, Nov 8, 2020
Updated: Sun, Nov 8, 2020

Great Barrington Approves Environmentally-Conscious Green Burials

Connecting Point - NEPM

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Mon, Oct 19, 2020
Updated: Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Family Burial Plot: A Personal Account

By Donald J.

Posted: to Green Burial Stories on Tue, Sep 29, 2020
Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Environmentally conscious Great Barrington embraces ‘green burials’

Conventional burial is the more common method of burial in the U.S. But 90 percent of people elsewhere in the world are buried directly in the earth,

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Fri, Sep 4, 2020
Updated: Fri, Sep 4, 2020

Life After Death: What Human Burial Options Will Look Like in a Sustainable Future

Embalming, cremation and casket-making are far from eco-friendly. Some researchers want to return human bodies to the earth naturally.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Mon, Aug 17, 2020
Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Beth’s final gift to the Earth, and to me

By Bryan L.

Posted: to Green Burial Stories on Sat, Aug 1, 2020
Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2020

An Earth Goddess Goes Back to the Earth

By Joe Laur

Posted: to Green Burial Stories on Wed, Jul 1, 2020
Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Why I Build Green Caskets

By George Lang

Posted: to Green Burial Stories on Mon, Jun 22, 2020
Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Care at Home after Death

By Joan P.

Posted: to Green Burial Stories on Mon, Jun 1, 2020
Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Green burials adapt to protect ‘death care’ workers in the time of pandemic

As health care workers battle a pandemic with a limited supply of personal protective equipment, the problem persists for those who bury the pandemic’s dead.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Fri, May 22, 2020
Updated: Fri, May 22, 2020

And the Moral of the Story Is… PLAN AHEAD!

by Ed R.

Posted: to Green Burial Stories on Fri, May 15, 2020
Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Facts, Not Fear: Covid19 deaths and funerals

As a general rule, we post articles directly related to green burial, however, due to inquiries we have been receiving about the care of a body after death, we have decided to add this information from the Funeral Consumers Alliance to our website.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Fri, Apr 3, 2020
Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Op-Ed: My post-death plans?

Feed me to the worms and microbes

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Sat, Mar 14, 2020
Updated: Fri, May 22, 2020

The Emotional Wallop of My Friend’s Green Burial

What I learned about the realities of this new, but old, practice

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Mon, Feb 17, 2020
Updated: Fri, May 22, 2020

Dust to dust in Provincetown: Green burials to be considered by the Select Board

Natural burials may soon be available in the Provincetown Cemetery.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Wed, Feb 12, 2020
Updated: Fri, May 22, 2020

Eco-friendly cemeteries?

More people preferring ‘green’ over standard burials.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Mon, Dec 2, 2019
Updated: Mon, Dec 2, 2019

A Green Death: at my grandparents’ grave, rethinking the final passage

Every year, Americans put 4.3 million gallons of embalming fluid in the ground. There is another way.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Sun, Nov 24, 2019
Updated: Sun, Nov 24, 2019

Berkshires of Massachusetts hosts an Homage to the Afterlife

Amy Cunningham, Green Burial Council-certified and Brooklyn-based funeral director, visited the Berkshires of Massachusetts to speak at an event launched by the Gatekeepers

Posted: to News from GBM on Thu, Nov 21, 2019
Updated: Mon, Jan 13, 2020

West Tisbury goes green on death

On the recommendation of the board of health, West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously to amend town cemetery regulations to allow for green burials.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Thu, Nov 21, 2019
Updated: Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Green burials are a good choice

Candace Currie of Green Burial Massachusetts corrects the record with her Letter to the Editor for the Martha’s Vineyard Times

Posted: to News from GBM on Mon, Nov 18, 2019
Updated: Sun, Dec 22, 2019

Back to the Earth

When it comes to after-death care and burials, green is the new black

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Sun, Nov 17, 2019
Updated: Sun, Nov 17, 2019

Successful Coffin Making Workshop in the Pioneer Valley

from Greenfield Recorder By MELINA BOURDEAU Published: 8/17/2019 5:00:13 AM

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Sat, Aug 17, 2019
Updated: Sun, Aug 18, 2019

Return to Nature

Green burials go beyond not polluting or wasting. It’s about people needing and caring for land, conducting life-affirming activities there—including death.

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Updated: Thu, Aug 15, 2019

Boston’s Other Housing Crisis: The Cemeteries

GBM quoted in this article about decreasing cemetery space

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Wed, May 29, 2019
Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2020

How to Dig a Grave

From Atlas Obscura Director of Video Chris Naka

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Wed, May 1, 2019
Updated: Wed, May 1, 2019

Going back [to the earth] means giving back.

GBM is Grateful for your Donations

Posted: to News from GBM on Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Updated: Fri, Mar 22, 2019

Why I Want a Green Burial

by Eva Moseley

Posted: to Green Burial Stories on Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Partnering with Land Trusts

Two things are essential in a burial ground: It must be close to where one lives, and the land must be beautiful.

Posted: to News from GBM on Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Updated: Fri, Mar 22, 2019

Green Burial Cemeteries Gain Traction

Wright Cemetery in Westford Under Consideration

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Fri, Mar 8, 2019
Updated: Fri, Mar 8, 2019

Lexington Planning to Offer Green Burials at Westview Cemetery

By Joy Richard, Wicked Local Lexington

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Thu, Mar 7, 2019
Updated: Thu, Mar 7, 2019

Three and a Half Feet Under: Cemeteries Are Wary of Green Burials

Seven Days, July 19, 2017

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Wed, Jul 19, 2017
Updated: Wed, Jul 19, 2017

This Is How I Want to Be Dead

The New York, Times July 7, 2017

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Fri, Jul 7, 2017
Updated: Thu, Mar 7, 2019

With Green Caskets, A More Earth-friendly End

Boston Globe, December 09, 2016

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Fri, Dec 9, 2016
Updated: Thu, Mar 7, 2019

Natural Burial: Bringing Death Back Down to Earth

The Progressive, August 3, 2016

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Wed, Aug 3, 2016
Updated: Thu, Mar 7, 2019

Dying Traditions, and New Life, in the Funeral Industry

Boston Globe, May 16, 2016

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Mon, May 16, 2016
Updated: Thu, Mar 7, 2019

Green Burial Movement Advocates Alternative to Conventional Interment

Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 11, 2015

Posted: to Green Burial in the News on Wed, Nov 11, 2015
Updated: Thu, Mar 7, 2019