According to the Green Burial Council, Green Burial is a way of caring for the dead 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.
Green burial means that the body is buried in a simple biodegradable container with no toxic chemical embalming (which often utilizes formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals). In addition, biodegradable containers are used for burial, and concrete vaults are prohibited.
The Billow Funeral Homes & Crematory is among a select group of funeral homes approved by the Green Burial Council, a nonprofit organization that encourages the use of burial as a means of facilitating the restoration, acquisition, and stewardship of natural resources. Billow’s, and it’s sister funeral home Bissler & Sons in Kent, are the only funeral homes in Summit, Portage, or Medina County to receive this accreditation.
*Casket (or outer shroud) not included
We are fortunate in our state to have access to a formal conservation burial ground located at Foxfield Preserve in Wilmot, OH. Foxfield Preserve is located conveniently just fifty minutes from our funeral homes. Conservation burial grounds are the ultimate providers in green burial because they use green burial to permanently protect, preserve, and steward areas of land that are large enough to be considered a valid conservation effort. For more information about this wonderful place, visit https://www.foxfieldpreserve.org/