Tag: green funerals

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The Living Casket??

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 casket made of mycelium. You can learn more about, and see, the Living Cocoon here. Here’s what Trend Watching says of the Living Cocoon:  “It […]

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CANA wraps up Innovation Convention, looks forward to Green Funeral Conference

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) recently wrapped up its 104th Cremation Innovation Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.  More than 60 exhibitors offered solutions for business to all kinds of convention attendees. Barbara Kemmis, Executive Director of CANA made these comments, “After two years of pivoting, it was wonderful to be surrounded  again by the kind of energy you only get from a Convention.  CANA Conventions are where we celebrate new leaders, build connections with colleagues, and get inspired by […]

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CANA offers timely webinar on the DIY funeral

The Cremation Association of North America and Funeral Home Gifts brings you this timely webinar with potential CEU credits for you tomorrow, June 29, 2022.  Here’s what CANA had to say about the webinar in a recent press release: The do-it-yourself community has flourished in the years since the US economic crisis of 2008. DIY projects are directly tied to life changing events: a graduation, getting married, having a baby—and even the death of a family member. Unfortunately, this often […]

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“Greening” the traditional death care options

You can’t get away from it anywhere.  There is a lot of talk on the national political stages about “Green Energy” and the environmental movement.  In the death care world we have been hearing that recomposition (the art of human composting) and alkaline hydrolysis (known by some as “cremation by water”) are going to be the ways our industry helps out in this movement. While we are thinking about our solutions here, there are some in Great Britain who are […]

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Pandemic alters Recompose plans

Entrepreneurs in the start up world have had to be nimble on their feet during the current pandemic.  Many of the best laid plans for young and pre-revenue businesses have had to be altered in the COVID world.  Some, on the other hand, especially in the technology and pharmacy sectors, have seen boom times with investors willing to pony up seed money hoping to cash in on a quick technology or therapeutic drug success. A recent article in the Seattle […]

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Weekend edition: A little heavy on cemetery and virtual funeral news. . .but some weekend reading for you

This weekend edition of Funeral Director Daily leads off with a great story you can access here.  It is a story written by Isabella Jibilian for Business Insider.  Jibilian describes herself as a graduate student who sought out management at Fernwood Cemetery so she could write about the high cost of real estate which, down the real estate ladder, she thought would probably affect the price of a grave space. She says, however, her visit and tour of the cemetery […]

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Afternoon edition: Opportunities for professionals. . . and just news

In today’s afternoon edition we have a little something for everybody.  We’ve got information on educational opportunities coming up for industry professionals dealing with everything from attracting consumers to your funeral home to insights on the financial markets, to podcasts on interesting topics from the National Funeral Directors Association. On the news front there are stories on local funeral homes doing good work in their communities to a story on Tuesday nights Chicago shooting as mourners were exiting a funeral […]

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Recompose sets sights on Colorado

Recompose, the public benefits corporation that is moving the process of recomposition (human composting) into the commercial realm recently held a forum at the Feldman Mortuary in Denver, Colorado.  The forum was used to introduce the idea of recomposition to the Colorado market and also to announce that two Colorado legislators plan to introduce a bill in the next assembly that would legalize the process in the state. According to this article and news story from Channel 4 – CBS […]

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The Greening of cremation

National Geographic magazine published an article the other day that you can read here.  It was published in their “Environment and Conservation” sector and is entitled, “The environmental toll of cremating the dead“. The article makes the statement that 78% of Brits are now cremated and in America, we have surpassed the number of burials with cremations.  National Geographic points out and surmises that much of this cremation popularity is because it is seen as a “more environmentally friendly” option […]

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Calculating the environmental costs. . . what matters most?

The article begins, “Cremation and ground burial both have carbon footprints that have some people looking for other options for the afterlife.”  That sentence pulled me in but what I went on to watch and read in this video and news story from Chemical & Engineering News pertaining to the “new” death care economy that some say will be built on the environment was simply fascinating as to what many people are banking on and the simple science facts behind […]