Greening of the American Funeral

Tri-State Events

Nothing is as kind to the planet as a formaldehyde-free burial, whether it involves a shrouded body on a burial board or a body inside a biodegradable casket without any metal hardware or nails.

Join Green-Wood’s death educator and eco-friendly funeral director Amy Cunningham in a discussion about greener funeral options, as well as modern modes of accelerating the body’s return to the soil. You can become a tree, after all!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019; 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Green-Wood (25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn) – Meet inside Green-Wood’s Modern Chapel just to the right after passing through the Gothic Arches at the main entrance.

Take the “R” train to 25th Street in Brooklyn and walk up the hill one block and into the Cemetery. Free parking is available.
Reservations are recommended. If the event is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visit or call 718-210-3080.