Eco-Friendly Services and Products – practicing environmental consciousness
Being green is a natural consequence of today’s American eco-consciousness. Consumer lifestyles and values, whether environmental, spiritual, philosophical or conservation oriented, are reflected in consumer attitudes toward products and services in the market and affect decision making. This includes attitudes toward death and funerals. Green funeral choices are growing in popularity in the U.S. as this eco-consciousness grows. At Advent, we’ve adopted green practices to meet the needs of the families we serve.
A green funeral incorporates environmentally-friendly options in order to meet the needs of a family requesting a green service. A green funeral may include any or all of the following: a small gathering in a natural setting, use of only recycled paper products, locally-grown organic flowers, carpooling, organic food, no embalming or embalming with formaldehyde-free products, the use of sustainable biodegradable clothing, shroud or casket, and natural or green burial.
For more information about the eco-friendly services and products we offer, please call 703-241-7402 and ask to speak with one of our Funeral Directors.