Resources

Funeral Homes and Cemeteries
Green Burial Council is the environmental certification organization which sets standards for green burial in North America. Green Burial Council offers environmental certificates for funeral homes, cemeteries and product manufacturers. There are more than 350 Green Burial Council-approved providers nationwide. Cemeteries may be certified as offering hybrid, natural, or conservation burial options, and funeral homes may be certified with one, two, or three green leaves depending on how many green options they offer. To locate providers certified by the Green Burial Council in Maryland and nearby states, click here.

Green Burial Supplies
There are many providers of bio-degradable caskets, shrouds and other supplies.  Please refer to the Green Burial Council's list of approved suppliers. For home funeral supplies, please contact Crossings.

Consumer Advocacy
Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral. Here is a link to the Maryland branch. The Funeral Consumers Alliance website lists local contacts in adjoining States.