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As a new organization our Canada specific certification criteria are in the early development stages. 

 
 

Greenwashing

Simply defined “greenwashing” is what occurs when a company promotes green-based environmental actions or images but actually operates in a way that is contrary to environmental sensitivity and misleads customers about the environmental benefits of a service or product they provided through deceptive advertising and unfound claims.  

The GBSC is dedicated to battling "greenwashing” in death care. If green burial and green funeral service practices are to get a foothold and see widespread adoption across Canada, then consumers of these services must have a source where they can find reputable, defensible information with integrity. Our mission is to show how, advocate for, and help make available green burial and green funeral practices as a part of the death care service options that Canadians can select from. 

This is why GBSC certification of green burial cemeteries and eventually funeral service providers and products will be one of the primary functions of the Society.

Certification

‘MADE IN CANADA’ CERTIFICATION

  • A primary goal of the Green Burial Society of Canada is to be the certification organization that sets the standard for green burial in Canada. 
  • The society will offer ‘made in Canada’ environmental certification for green burial cemeteries.
  • These standards will be reviewed and vetted by qualified, independent environmental professionals to guard against ‘green-washing’.
  • Ultimately the society and this webpage will be the ‘go to’ resource for the general public, death-care consumers and death-care services providers.

UNDER DEVELOPMENT

  • As a new organization our Canada specific certification criteria are in the early development stages. 
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There is no reason why the plans we make around our own burial or cremation cannot be in keeping with practices that are supportive of nature and mindful of the environment.