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Watch: Meeting families’ funeral and cremation expectations

Passages International President Darren Crouch and Ryan Thogmartin of Connecting Directors continue their conversation about the green movement. Today’s topic – the experience families expect versus the experience families actually getting when using a funeral home or crematory. Darren argues more and more families want to participate in the funeral experience, not just be a […]

Watch: How funeral homes can raise their standard of care

Darren Crouch and Ryan Thogmartin

In the newest episode of Green Talks, Darren Crouch, president of Passages International, talks about how funeral homes can elevate their standard of care. Funeral homes aren’t meeting the standard of care families expect when they put their loved one in a cardboard box. “Through no fault of the funeral directors, there haven’t been any […]

How Passages can help during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and funeral homes change the way they conduct business, remote or digital arrangements are becoming more common. More arrangements are taking place via online or over the phone. This obviously poses some challenges, such as educating families on the urn and casket options that are available. We want to let you know […]

Learn How Passages International Paved an Unexpected Green Path in Funeral Care

Learn How Passages International Paved an Unexpected Green Path in Funeral Care By Justin Crowe Click Here to Read the Original Story Passages International founded by Darren Crouch has paved an unexpected environmentally-conscious path in the change-averse funeral industry. The company began almost 20 years ago, in 1999, before the term “Global Warming” was popularized and before concerns of […]

Green Energy: CA Becomes First US State to Mandate Solar on Homes

California has become the first US state to mandate solar panels on new homes and apartment buildings built after 1 January, 2020. The California Energy Commission unanimously approved the plan, making it the state’s next big step towards ending greenhouse gas emissions. State law already requires that 50% of all electricity comes from non carbon-emitting sources […]