Green Burial

Green Burial - caring for the dead without the use of toxins and materials that are not biodegradable — has been receiving much attention lately, though it’s hardly a new phenomenon. Returning to the earth in little more than a shroud is what most of humanity has done for thousands of years until the advent of the modern "deathcare" industry. In a typical green cemetery, burial density is normally one-tenth of that of conventional cemetery.


The Green Burial Council is a non-profit organization founded to encourage sustainable end-of-life rituals, and in some instances, to use the burial process to accomplish land conservation. The GBC has developed the first certifiable standards for greener good-byes. Toland-Herzig is an approved Green Burial Council provider.


Our funeral homes are also just a short drive from Ohio's only green cemetery, Foxfield Preserve at The Wilderness Center in Wilmot.

You can view our selection of Green Burial related products here.

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