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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

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

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

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What Makes a Burial Green?

The number of Americans opting to pursue green burials for themselves or loved ones is growing. It’s a topic we’ve explored here before with our readers and client families, but it’s worth reviewing again because we get many questions about green burial services and what exactly makes them “green.” If you connect the term toRead more

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A Glimpse Into the Green Burial Movement

While some of us likely haven’t given much thought to how we want to leave this world, there are a lot of people in New Hampshire, the United States, and around the world who are significantly invested in developing and/or supporting the green burial movement. However, there is a great deal of confusion about whatRead more

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Student Helps New Hampshire Families Find Veteran Loved Ones’ Graves

A Bow high school senior, Elin Warwick, chose a unique subject for her senior project – one that will help New Hampshire families keep track of the graves of their veteran loved ones for years to come. Warwick used advanced technology to assist NH families in tracking veteran’s markers at the New Hampshire Veteran’s cemetery,Read more