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Green Burials in the Lehigh Valley


“Environmentally friendly options for burial, cremation and services in the Lehigh Valley”

As more and more people become concerned about the effects on the environment of traditional burial and cremation services, the consideration of a green funeral is becoming increasingly popular. A green funeral is an alternative to traditional burial or cremation because it is an environmentally friendly option . The thought behind a green funeral is to keep the process and products as natural as possible. The type of funeral service should naturally reflect an individual’s character, their way of life, beliefs and ideals.

Please contact Cantelmi Funeral Homes in Bethlehem & Fountain Hill, PA to further discuss the options and alternatives we can provide for environmentally friendly and Green Funerals.

Green Burials in the Lehigh Valley

Green Burial Cemetery

Casket and Urn Selection


Green funerals include a casket or urn that is completely 100% biodegradable. Absolutely no plastic or metal is incorporated in the caskets or urn during their production. They are free of any stains, varnishes, oils, or animal products and only biodegradable, non-toxic glue is used. The wood used for the casket or urn should also be from sustainable, local forests.

Eco Friendly Preparation


Aside from the casket, the body must be prepared in an environmentally friendly fashion as well. This typically means that there is no embalming and no chemicals used, including cosmetics. Although, if embalming is requested by the family, a less-toxic embalming fluid may be used at our funeral home in Bethlehem, Pa.

Green Cemeteries in the Lehigh Valley


A conservation cemetery provides a sustainable and fulfilling solution for people seeking to leave a legacy of care and respect for the environment. The burial process supports and restores nature instead of destroying it. Green Meadow in Fountain Hill, Pa is a natural cemetery with dedicated sections for green burial.  Established in 2012, Green Meadow is the Lehigh Valley’s only green cemetery. Many of the options vary between cemeteries and Cantelmi Funeral Homes can help you decide which would best serve your needs.

What is Green Burial?


Green burial is a way of caring for Lehigh Valley families with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health,and the restoration ​and/or preservation of habitat. 


Sources:

Green Burial Council

DavidSuzuki.org

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