Green Burial Council
A great link to find green certified funeral homes and cemeteries. GBC is the environmental certification organization setting the standard for green burial in North America.
Mourning Dove Studio
Caskets, urns, shrouds and green burial resources and access, and the kindest assistance you could wish for from Ruth Faas. Please tell her you heard about her services here at Last Dance.
“You can make end-of-life choices that reflect and adhere to the same values that guide your life.”
Funeral Consumers Alliance
The FCA is a nonprofit with local chapters all over the country. This organization protects consumers' rights to choose meaningful, dignified, affordable funerals.
National Home Funeral Alliance
What is a home funeral? NHFA helps teach families to care for their own after death. NHFA is a non-profit volunteer organization committed to reconnecting to our heritage, educating and empowering families to care for their own at death.
Find a home funeral guide:
Find out what the heck a Death Cafe is! Also, information and support here for locating or hosting a Death Cafe.
Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives
Information here on death midwifery, advance care planning, post-death care, and other resources in Canada and the US, the UK, and world-wide.
CINDEA is a Canadian-based organization, which respects the wisdom of ancient death traditions and encourages the renewal of older death practices that are appropriate to our modern-day life. Well worth your time to look here for information.
In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye -- Documentary
Rejecting the mainstream tradition of hiring funeral professionals to care for the deceased, families in search of a more personal and fulfilling way to say goodbye are taking an active role in caring for relatives who have died.
Both a critical look at the American relationship with death and an inquiry into the home death care movement, In The Parlor: The Final Goodbye takes viewers on a journey where very few have gone, and challenges us to reflect on this uncomfortable subject, which so often is hidden away and ignored.
The Order of the Good Death
A group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality.