Green Burials in Maryland

Green Burial: Naturally Caring for Those We LoveMany people are searching for more natural solutions to end-of-life care, and here at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam, we are proud to offer those families the choice of green burial & funerals.

Green funeral and burial options in MD

A green burial ensures the burial site remains as natural as possible in all respects. Interment of the body can be done in a bio-degradable casket or burial shroud. Traditional embalming chemicals, caskets, and outer burial containers are avoided entirely in natural burial. The simplicity of a green funeral service & burial is in tune with nature and need not be expensive.

Interest in these pared-down, eco-friendly options has grown as people look for ways to cut their carbon footprint. Nearly 54 percent of Americans are considering a green burial, and 72 percent of cemeteries are reporting an increased demand, according to a survey released earlier a few years ago by the National Funeral Directors Association.

Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam is the only funeral home in Maryland to offer an all inclusive style to true green & natural burial.  We offer this at two of our privately owned cemeteries: Bestgate Memorial Park - Annapolis, MD and Woodlawn Memorial Park - Easton, MD

If green burial is in keeping with your personal values, please contact us to assist you in making this a reality for you or for a loved one. Please call us at (410) 758-1151 to speak with a funeral professional about your decision to “go green.” We also invite you to visit the Maryland Green Burial website to learn more.

What makes a funeral green in maryland? 

A green funeral in the state of Maryland incorporates environmentally-friendly options to meet the needs of a family requesting green products, services or burial.

A green funeral may include any or all of the following: no embalming or embalming with formaldehyde-free products; the use of sustainable biodegradable clothing, shroud or burial container; using recycled paper products, locally-grown organic flowers or food; carpooling or use of electric cars; arranging a small memorial gathering in a natural setting; natural or green burial in one of our affliated green cemeteries.