Welcome to Green Burial Pittsburgh
We promote a culture where death is practiced as an honored part of life. We offer resources to those who want to learn about and connect with dying and deathcare in a more meaningful, holistic, and environmentally sustainable way. Our website provides you access to a comprehensive deathcare community and educational materials to learn and plan for the end of life for you or a loved one.
‘Green’ or ‘natural’ burial is a method that supports the earth’s ecosystem instead of damaging it as traditional methods do. In green burial no toxic chemical embalming fluids are used. Caskets, if used at all, are made of biodegradable materials. The body is buried close to the ground surface, so it nourishes plant growth as it decomposes. Grave markers are either native stones, laid flat on the ground, or plants such as shrubs or trees.
To promote green burial, a group of people in Pittsburgh has formed a nonprofit corporation, called Green Burial Pittsburgh, Inc. (GBP), which expands our city’s green vision to include Green Burials. GBP is working with organizations and individuals to promote the establishment of woodland green cemeteries in Western Pennsylvania. In addition, we are actively promoting green burial at existing cemeteries, and we provide public education on green burial.
Learn more about Green Burial Pittsburgh and how you can get involved by visiting the links on the on the ICON’s above. We also encourage you to talk to us today or donate to our organization.