Green Burial Society receives HCDC funding
The Haliburton Highlands Green Burial Society has received a grant of nearly $5,000 from the Haliburton County Development Corporation through its 2020 Local Initiatives Program, which the society will use to upgrade its website to provide a complete array of end-of-life planning supports for individuals and families.
“Whether you’re looking for information about the legal rules surrounding death and dying, to help with do-it-yourself funerals, to the location of green burial cemeteries, the HHGBS website will be a one-stop resource destination for links to everything you need to know,” Terry Moore, president of the green burial society, said in a press release.
“We’ll be strongly encouraging website visitors to consider choosing a ‘green burial’ over more conventional high-carbon forms of disposition such as cremation and burial practices that come with a large environmental footprint,” Moore said. “The HHGBS will also be providing a lot of information that anyone looking for end-of-life information, green or otherwise, will find useful.”
Green burials aim to remove barriers preventing the body from being absorbed as quickly as possible into the soil through the use of simple biodegradable wooden caskets or cloth shrouds, the elimination of embalming chemicals and concrete burial vaults.
The Haliburton Highlands Green Burial Society was established in November of 2019 and is currently focused on encouraging the four townships in Haliburton County to create year-round green burial sections within their already established cemeteries.
Information on becoming a member or making a donation to the society can be found on the current website at haliburtongreenburial.ca, and on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/