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Carolina Memorial Sanctuary, Mills River, NC.
Our mission is to inspire and advocate for environmentally sustainable, natural death care through education and certification
Our vision is to ensure universal access to information and environmentally sustainable death care.
The 501(c)6 certification and provider support organization oversees certification conducted by independent third-party experts. This team works to maintain up-to-date standards for cemeteries, product providers, and funeral directors offering green services.
The 501(c)3 educational and outreach organization develops materials and opportunities for providers and the public to learn more about natural burial. These include writing articles and books, working with the media to increase public awareness, hosting webinars and conferences, presenting to industry professionals and the public, and creating educational opportunities for professional development.
The Natural Choice®
Passages International, Inc. was founded in 1999, as the now rapidly-growing demand for green and natural funerals was at its earliest stage. Passages is dedicated to providing the best, most sustainable options to those seeking environmentally-friendly funeral options. We design all of our products, and produce many items in-house. We stand behind our unsurpassed quality and service, and the variety of our offerings is unavailable anywhere else.
The NHFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization that is the leading body of home after-death care support and education in the US. Created in 2010, our members come from all 50 states, five provinces, and seven countries. Many of us are home funeral guides who also identify as licensed funeral directors, ordained ministers, educators, body workers, licensed social workers, registered nurses, therapists and counselors, directors of nonprofits, attorneys and physicians. Many simply want to support the movement from institutionalized care back to family care of our own dead. The mission of the NHFA is to educate and empower families and communities to care for their own dead.
We Import, Market and Distribute Natural Burial Products - but above all, we network and educate...
Founded in 2004 by former organic grocer Cynthia Beal, the Natural Burial Company began as a question: what would happen if we all buried ourselves naturally, and put our bodies back where we got them - from the soil, from the Earth itself? What would happen if we just "put our stuff back"?
Washington County Planning Board, CUP application for Ozark Sanctuary Cemetery
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KUAF Radio: State's First Natural Burial Ground Approved by Washington County Planners
By JACQUELINE FROELICH • NOV 8, 2019
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
KPSQ Radio: Fayetteville Community Hour, October 20, 2019
Arkansas Business: Back-to-Nature's Final Journey: 'Green' Burials Gaining Interest
By Sarah Campbell-Miller Monday, Sep. 24, 2018 12:00 am
Arkansas Democrat Gazette On Line Rest in Peace: ‘Green burial’ advocate puts belief into practice
By Becca Martin-Brown | October 26, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Eureka Springs Independent: Kick the formaldehyde habit – be a sour cherry
By Becky Gillette September 20, 2017
The Oklahoman: First-Ever Death Fest in Fayetteville Promotes Natural Burial Option
BERAIAH BAKER Published: Mon, October 31, 2016 10:45 AM
KFSM TV: First-Ever Death Fest in Fayetteville Promotes Natural Burial Option
POSTED 6:40 PM, OCTOBER 30, 2016,
BY BERAIAH BAKER, UPDATED AT 08:54AM, OCTOBER 31, 2016
KUAF Radio: New Ozarks Festival Celebrates Death
By JACQUELINE FROELICH• OCT 21, 2016
Arkansas Public Media: Fall 'DeathFest' Invites Visitors to Write Obits, Build Pine Box, Pick Natural Burial
By JACQUELINE FROELICH• OCT 20, 2016
The Free Weekly: Green Burial Proponents to Host Death Positive Festival
October 20, 2016
NW Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Cremation, natural burial gain popularity in funeral options; Cremation, natural burial gaining popularity
By Christie Swanson | November 8, 2015 at 1:10 a.m.
KUAF Radio: Natural Burials in the Natural State
By KYLE KELLAMS • SEP 23, 2015
Arkansas Democrat Gazette Green' burial proponents plan cemetery in Fayetteville
By Jordan Gass-Pooré | July 20, 2015 at 5:35 a.m.
Death and the Environment
By KYLE KELLAMS • FEB 19, 2015