Resources


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. 

https://greenburialcouncil.org/find-a-provider/#delaware

 

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.”

http://www.mourningdovestudio.com/index.php?page=homepage

 

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. 

https://www.funerals.org/

 

National Home Funeral Alliance

https://www.homefuneralalliance.org/

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:

http://homefuneralalliance.org/get-assistance/find-a-home-funeral-guide/ 

 

Find a certified Funeral Celebrant:
A Celebrant is a person trained in the art of ceremony, who can walk with you through the process of creating a memorial service that fits right.
Natural Transitions Magazine
Natural Transitions Magazine is a quarterly publication on green and holistic approaches to end of life. It is published by nonprofit Natural Transitions. Our Vision-- A world where death is embraced as a natural part of life. Our Mission-- To share green and holistic approaches to end of life. To provide a forum for end-of-life care givers and educators 

 

Death Cafe's:

Find out what the heck a Death Cafe is! Also, information and support here for locating or hosting a Death Cafe.

 http://deathcafe.com/

 

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.

http://www.cindea.ca/

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.

 http://intheparlordoc.com/

ITPTrailer from david sketchley on Vimeo.

     

    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. 

    http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/