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Green Funeral Conference

Passages International is proud to be partnering with the Cremation Association of North America in hosting an annual Green Funeral Conference. The first of these conferences took place in October 2019 and was a huge success, providing an opportunity for funeral professionals, both those who are already taking on green and natural funeral practices and those who have not yet started, to learn more about non-traditional options.

As a death care professional, you know it is essential to be prepared to meet family needs and provide expert guidance. Consumers want their funerals to reflect their lives, and that often means incorporating green values. Though there are widely varying definitions of “green,” the requests for green funerals, or even just greener options, will continue to increase.

Over 200 U.S. cemeteries—nearly every state has at least one—offer some type of green burial option. Whether in natural burial grounds, conservation preserves, or hybrid cemeteries, it is becoming easier for those who want a green burial to have one.

Not sure how to serve families who want a greener option? Or do you already offer these options but want to network and gain ideas for promoting them within your community? Due to Covid-19 the 2020 Green Funeral Conference was delayed, but follow both Passages International and The Cremation Association of North America for information on the next Green Funeral Conference in 2021.

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