Sustainable Farewells

An eco-friendly guide to end-of-life services

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things one can experience, but honoring their memory in a compassionate and environmentally conscious way can bring comfort and healing. At Fitchett-Mann Funeral Services, we present some green-focused end-of-life ceremony options that are both gentle on our planet and respectful to the memory of your loved one.

Green Burials

A Green Burial or Natural Burial is about simplicity and sustainability, connecting the deceased to nature. These burials may involve:

Biodegradable Coffin or Shroud: A biodegradable vessel, whether a wooden coffin or a natural fabric shroud, will slowly return to the Earth’s soil, reducing environmental impact.

No Concrete Vault: The body is interred without a concrete burial vault to preserve the surrounding environment.

Earth-Friendly Body Preservation

Dry Ice Preservation is an environmentally friendly method that maintains the deceased’s appearance before funeral services. 

A Tree Pod Burial is an eco-friendly solution where the cremated remains are placed in a biodegradable urn and buried beneath a tree. 

Living Memorials

Living Memorials are a beautiful way to honor your loved one while engaging with nature. Options include:

Bubbles: As guests release bubbles into the sky, they’re reminded of the lightness of the spirit and the interconnectedness with nature.

Flowers on the Water: Float flowers on a nearby body of water, symbolizing life’s journey and the beauty of nature.

Kite Flying: Guests of all ages can enjoy this activity while watching their thoughts and memories soar through the breeze.

Candlelight Vigils: Gather with loved ones to share memories, joining together in the warmth and light of a candle.

Like the ceremonies mentioned above, green funerals honor our environmental commitments and help reduce the carbon footprint.  Opting for a more eco-conscious end-of-life ceremony can provide emotional solace for your family.

Fitchett-Mann Funeral Services strives to align services with our clients’ values. Through these heartfelt and Earth-friendly end-of-life ceremonies, families can pay their respects to their loved ones while preserving the world they leave behind for future generations.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss green-focused funeral options further or require support during this challenging time.

Note: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal or professional advice. It is always recommended to consult with funeral service professionals, religious leaders, and legal advisors when making end-of-life decisions.


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