green cremation

The Living Casket??

By Funeral Director Daily / September 8, 2022 /

In today’s morning edition of Funeral Director Daily we wrote about how fads can become trends which may eventually become traditions.  By coincidence we recently came across this article from Trend Watching which introduces their “Innovation of the Day”.  And that innovation is from the Netherlands and is known as the Living Cocoon, a biodegradable…

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Desmond Tutu, alkaline hydrolysis, and the power of celebrity endorsement

By Funeral Director Daily / January 10, 2022 /

It’s not every day that something that happens with a funeral gets publicity around the world.  However, like in other events in the history of the world, there are points that you can look back on in retrospect and say that they could have been turning points in society mores. As I’ve been searching for…

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“Get to Know Them”: Nicki Mikolai

By Funeral Director Daily / December 10, 2020 /

Today’s Funeral Director Daily “Get to Know Them” feature introduces our readers to Nicki Mikolai.  Nicki graduated from my alma mater – the University of Minnesota – and has performed an extensive array of work in the death care profession.  She is a licensed funeral director and had worked for the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank…

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Minnesota firm approved for alkaline hydrolysis, more

By Funeral Director Daily / October 23, 2019 /

About ten days ago we told you that Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home and Cremation in Jordan, Minnesota, was pursuing the idea of placing an alkaline hydrolysis unit in their business so that client families have a choice between flame cremation and alkaline hydrolysis – sometimes known as water or green cremation. According to this article, the…

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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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Extrapolating the Trends

By Funeral Director Daily / August 22, 2018 /

In the last couple of days I have read articles from different areas of the United States pertaining to the establishment of “Green Cemeteries” in those locales.  The first you can read here and comes from the southern portion of Illinois and concerns the City of Carbondale turning a city cemetery over to the option…

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Utah Becomes 14th State to Approve Alkaline Hydrolysis

By Funeral Director Daily / May 31, 2018 /

A recent article from The Universe, a Brigham Young University publication, which you can read here starts off with the following quote, “The baby boomers have changed every industry in their lives, so they’ll change this one as well.”  That was said by Utah funeral director and founder of the Nelson Family Mortuary Lance Nelson.…

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