Green Burial

Green Burial

Green Burial is eco-friendly

For families who prefer to honor a loved one while simultaneously caring for the Earth, natural burial can be a satisfying choice.

A Milward Green Burial Package is now available
Milward Funeral Directors endeavors to make it possible for families to conduct a traditional funeral service or celebration of life ceremony while using products that
are eco-friendly.

  • A Green burial takes place without the use of formaldehyde-based embalming.
  • If a visitation is conducted, Milward uses eco-friendly cosmetics and applies a minimal amount.
  • Eco-friendly caskets that do not contain metal and are biodegradable are used.
  • A grave liner is used instead of a vault.

The service can be held at Milward Funeral Directors, Celebration Center of Lexington, your place of worship, home, favorite park or other location.

Milward Funeral Directors is the only funeral service provider in Lexington to be Green Burial Certified by the Green Burial Council.

About the Green Burial Council

Green Burial CouncilSince 2005, the Green Burial Council has been working to make burial sustainable for the planet, meaningful for the families, and economically viable for the provider.

The Council has developed a certification program for the funeral home and cemeteries; built an international network of "approved providers" who are committed to reducing toxins, waste, and carbon emissions; and, brought conservation organizations together with cemetery, cremation and funeral home companies to create burial programs that facilitate the restoration, acquisition and stewardship of natural areas.