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Natural Endings: Green Burial at Green-Wood and Beyond

August 3rd , 2:00pm 5:00pm

environmentally friendly coffin burial
Credit: Shannon Taggart

Around the world, people are answering the call to make our final farewell better for the planet. But with so many new methods, what are the best and “greenest” options? Death Educator and Funeral Director Amy Cunningham is here to answer all of your questions! In this afternoon long walk and tour, Amy will address the growing importance of eco-conscious funeral practices, exploring sustainable alternatives to traditional burial methods and the emergence of environmentally friendly funeral rituals.

Price: Free. Registration required.

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She will then guide the group in a burial shroud workshop for a hands-on experience. Later, the group will walk to Cedar Dell, Green-Wood’s designated area for natural burial lots and learn about what natural burial looks like right here in Brooklyn!

Free. Registration required. Please consider a $10 donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year.


  • Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Tickets: There is no need to print tickets. Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • Where to go: Contactless check-in will take place at the Modern Chapel near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street (500 25th Street).