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Green Burials in New Hampshire

Green Burials in New Hampshire

In recent years, the concept of green burials has gained significant traction as families seek more sustainable and environmentally conscious ways to lay their loved ones to rest. A green burial is a natural alternative to conventional burials. It focuses on minimizing environmental impacts by conserving natural resources, reducing carbon emissions, and preserving natural habitats.Read more

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Green burial New Hampshire and Vermont

A green burial is a simple and natural alternative to the conventional burials most of us are familiar with. It causes minimal environmental impact by conserving natural resources, reducing carbon emissions, protecting worker health, and preserving natural habitat. And green burial is becoming more popular in New Hampshire.  The Green Burial Council, an independent, nonprofitRead more

Americans seek green burial and green funeral options - Phaneuf

Americans seek green burial and green funeral options

More Americans seek green funeral and green burial options, according to cemetery operators interviewed in a recent article in The Washington Post.  These more-natural end-of-life options typically involves the body placed in an eco-friendly container and without the body being embalmed. The trend toward green funerals and green burials is growing for a couple mainRead more

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5 Need to Know Things About Green Burials or Natural Burials

The phrase what’s old is new again is, well, old itself, but it often refers to trends or traditions that return (or never actually went away). Such is the case with a natural burial, which is also referred to as a green burial or earth burial. For thousands of years, a natural burial was theRead more

Wooden casket for green burials

What does a green burial entail?

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is proud to be part of the ongoing and growing green burial movement for nearly 20 years. More and more consumers are understanding the potential impact the traditional burial industry has on the environment. For example, the metal equivalent to more than 700 Statues of Liberty are buried each yearRead more

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As Green Burials Increase, Do We Need Grave Permanence?

Filling cemeteries to capacity has become a global concern, and while the green burials trend is growing, grave perpetuity is still a strongly-held belief in this country. Whether based upon religious beliefs or simply superstition, most Americans still are uneasy with the thought of disturbing the grave of a family member once they are buriedRead more

The Green Burial Committal Service - Phaneuf

The Green Burial Committal Service

For families who are very interested in preserving the environment and take steps to protect the earth, a green burial seems like an obvious choice. But concern for the world around you might actually be a secondary consideration when planning a funeral and burial for a loved one or setting out instructions for your own.Read more

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Alternative Burial Ideas

We find that people are seeking alternatives to traditional burial for a variety of reasons. Some are concerned with preserving the planet and want something that is more earth friendly, while others want to live on in some impactful way. Still others just want to find unique, personal ways to be remembered. Whatever the reason,Read more

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Green Burial: Choosing a Cemetery

You’ve done your initial research, and you know for sure you want to have a green burial. But now you’re wondering if it’s possible for your wishes to be carried out because not every cemetery offers those services and accommodates natural gravesites.   A funeral home versed in green practices — like Phaneuf Funeral HomesRead more

Life After Death: Alternative Burial Options - Phaneuf

Life After Death: Alternative Burial Options

What happens when you die? For many people, they see death as the end of their time on earth. They are buried or cremated and that is that. There is little left beyond possessions that act as a tangible remnant for their loved ones to touch, hold, and remember them. To some, this finality isRead more