Green Burial Council Certification Standards for Conservation Burial Cemeteries
Conservation burial cemeteries seeking certification from the Green Burial Council (the only independent, third-party certifying entity in the world) must meet rigid standards of performance to qualify for the highest level available. Several members of the Conservation Burial Alliance were instrumental in developing the original standards in 2005, and others in updating them again in 2019, along with land trust and green burial experts. These standards are essential in protecting consumers from greenwashing and fraudulent schemes, and support cemetery operators who provide this vital service to individuals and their broader communities, now and into the future. (For more information on certification, go to Why GBC Certification Matters.)
It is our collective and individual responsibility...
to preserve and tend to the world in which we live."
— Dalai Lama