green burial

Transcend continues movement of forest into “product”

By Funeral Director Daily / October 17, 2022 /

This article from Fast Company introduces us to a new start-up in the burial and memorialization space, Transcend.  Transcend, the brainchild of founder and CEO Matthew Kochmann, plans to be somewhat like Better Place Forests in that they will be bringing forests and trees into the realm of memorialization. Unlike Better Place Forests, where a…

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Fad, trend, or tradition?

By Funeral Director Daily / September 8, 2022 /

New products and services used by the American public seem to start as fads, become a trend, and then, those with staying power evolve into a tradition of life.   Over the last few days I’ve noticed a couple of products that have either followed that road map or may be on their way to dissolving. …

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New Hampshire community delays “Green Burial” decisions

By Funeral Director Daily / December 10, 2021 /

A New Hampshire community has again delayed – until at least Spring 2022 – the decision on an ordinance to allow “Green Burials” in two city owned cemeteries.  The City Manager of Lebanon City, New Hampshire, Shaun Mulholland, was quoted in this article from Valley News as saying, “This has gone on for two years…

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“Green” going big

By Funeral Director Daily / June 15, 2021 /

Market forces eventually move ideas and products that become staples of our way of life.  However, in almost all cases, private investment is needed to spur the product or service into general practice among the American public.  Take the Tesla automobile, for instance.  Founder Elon Musk didn’t just take the idea of an electric automobile,…

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Afternoon Edition: Cemetery re-imagination and more

By Funeral Director Daily / September 4, 2020 /

As we post our final Afternoon Edition before the Labor Day holiday we do so with some articles that are heavily weighted to the cemetery side of the death care profession.  In today’s News from the World of Death Care we bring you an article from “The Conversation” that deals with how the cemetery could…

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Vancouver cemetery considers three dimensional plots

By Funeral Director Daily / October 29, 2019 /

Sustainability and the ability to make more out of less has led the Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, British Columbia, to explore options that would allow more graves in the cemetery.  The cemetery has operated in the city since 1887 and was shut down to new grave lot purchases during the time period of 1986…

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Maine veterans’ cemetery going green

By Funeral Director Daily / September 23, 2019 /

A project set to begin this fall for 554 pre-placed crypts at the Southern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery will also include 234 “green burial” graves that will be created.  According to this article from the Journal Times, cemetery superintendent Scott Brown commented that, “It will be the first state (veterans) cemetery in the nation to have…

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15 month odyssey for Green Burial completed

By Funeral Director Daily / June 20, 2019 /

A written article and video news story from NBC Connecticut that you can see here tells the story of the death and eventual burial of Ms. Tessa Pascarella.  The story is one of the difficulty of having a green burial on land you own and how that can be accomplished.  To me, it is also…

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Twin Cities Catholic Cemeteries to offer Natural Burial Option

By Funeral Director Daily / May 24, 2018 /

In an article that you can read here the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) Catholic Cemetery group is in the process of preparing to offer natural, or green burials, as an option as early as this fall.  The group has announced that it is readying a portion of one of its cemeteries, Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota…

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Minnesota Green Cemetery to Open

By Funeral Director Daily / August 16, 2017 /

Yesterday we wrote about an article in Chicago Business which featured a story on Chicago area funeral homes that were seeing a drop in margins and a drop in number of calls.  The end result of that fact was that many of the smaller firms were actually closing their doors for good.  Funeral Director Daily…

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