Earth Day 2013
Part of our professional contribution during the month of April, should be to inform our local communities about greener funeral choices. Most consumers know that they can purchase greener vehicles (hybrids) and produce (organic vegetables), but when a loved one suddenly dies many consumers do not have the time to learn about greener funeral products unless you have them available for families to view during the arrangement process.
Most likely your business has already made a commitment to operate more sustainably by finding cost-effective ways to implement more ecologically preferable systems, products and services. By the same token, as mentioned above, you should have green options on-hand for families. There is growing enthusiasm for green funerals and you must be ready for it. Going green is not a trend, it’s a way of life – and death.
Nearly 43% of all deaths in this country result in cremation. That is predicted to rise to nearly 50% over the next 4 years. According to CANA and a recent FAMIC study, some of the reasons families choose cremation are Range of Options, Environmental Impact and Religious Acceptance. Hand in hand with the increasing preference toward cremation is the rising demand for greener funerals. It’s better to be prepared with options for your families than to let your competition take the lead. Passages has a comprehensive selection of caskets, urns and keepsakes for all types of eco-friendly burial and memorialization.
Embrace the Earth Day spirit with us by taking advantage of our 5% to 10% savings and free ground delivery on 6’5″ adult woven Seagrass, Willow and Bamboo caskets. As an added bonus, you’ll get to choose either a free Stationery Set or Hand-made Paper Baby Casket with every adult 6’5″ casket that you purchase. (While Supplies Last during the month of April 2013!)