NFDA-TV 2011-01 Member Spotlight: Green Funeral Winners


On this January 2011 NFDA-TV segment, NFDA-TV reporter Michelle Smith profiles the first four NFDA member funeral homes to be recognized with the Green Funeral Practices Certificate.

Bendt Skov and his DanCof coffin in The Green Way to Heaven – Bendt Skov og hans DanCof kiste

Bendt Skov from DanCof with his coffin invention “The Green Way to Heaven” from 180810 Bendt Skov fra DanCof med sin kiste opfindelse “The Green Way to Heaven” fra 180810

Pleasent Green Cemetery by George Wolf.wmv

Green Cemetery KAKE News Special Report Promo

Thursday, May 17 on KAKE News at 10:00.

Boomers drive popularity of ‘green’ graves

New Mexico is among a handful of states where mortuaries are offering “green burials.”



Dying to Be Green

One of the hardest things to talk about in life is death, and what happens after we pass away. But there’s a growing movement to consider the environment when planning a funeral. Chief correspondent Tyler Suiters looks into how “green” burials and cremations allow people to make sure their death conserves energy and protects the planet.

Dallas Green (alexisonfire) – Sidewalk when she walks

A live video of Dallas performing ‘sidewalk when she walks’ a song by his other band, alexisonfire

Chris Green Funeral

NJ Mausoleum Gets Green Upgrade « CBS New York

New Jersey Cemetery Using Thousands Of Solar Panels To Power Mausoleum May 2, 2012 7:30 PM Mausoleum and solar panels at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Credit: CBS 2) Filed under Local, News, NJ News, – News, Seen On CBS 2HD, Syndicated Local, Syndication, Watch + Listen Related tags Archdiocese of Newark, Catholic Cemeteries, East Hanover, Elise Finch, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Jeannie Harper, Joseph Verzi, Solar Panels, Susan Allender, Towaco, West Caldwell EAST HANOVER, NJ (CBSNewYork) – Cemeteries and solar panels are two things that aren’t usually mentioned in the same sentence. But one New Jersey cemetery finds it necessary to make that connection. Nearly 100000 people are buried at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, New Jersey. But each year more and more people are choosing this bright, airy mausoleum as their final resting place. “The lighting and the music is beautiful,” Jeannie Harper of Towaco told CBS 2′s Elise Finch. “It’s a change from outside” “I feel hopefulness and the sense of eternal life when I come in here,” Susan Allender of West Caldwell added. This climate-controlled building is complete with an audio system and dramatic lighting. It sits on two acres of land, so it’s expensive to operate. Owned by the Archdiocese of Newark, the catholic cemetery got a green upgrade thanks to a partnership with a solar company. The company covered the $1.2 million dollar cost of the project, and then installed more than 1000 solar panels on an unused