As the funeral profession, consumers, and our ‘global society’ continue to evolve, there is an increasing interest in and demand for funeral and burial options that are more mindful of the environment and the spaces we share. Reasons for these changes include: increased knowledge of environmental awareness amongst the ‘average’ consumer, greater access to information and coverage of environmental issues via the Internet and social media, and consumer’s increasing desire for unique memorialization and service rituals. 

So, how does one define ‘green’ services? What are consumer’s options in this emerging practice and how do they differ from the more ‘traditional’ services? What impact do these new processes and products have on the funeral profession as a whole?

This course will review these topics and more, as the licensee builds a thorough understanding of the types of options available, and how a Funeral Director might guide families selecting such choices. 

Course curriculum

Course Features

  • Self-Paced Learning

    Learn at your own pace, proceeding from one topic to the next at a speed that works for you. Your course progress will be saved for when you return.

  • Online Convenience

    A fully online experience. With no required textbook and an online resource library, you can complete this course while on the go.

  • Professional Development

    Supplement your career with continuous learning, whether you're new to the funeral profession or a seasoned professional.

Pricing options

All prices include HST

Meet Your Instructor

  • Geoff Carnell

    Instructor & Founder

    Geoff Carnell

    Geoff Carnell entered the funeral profession quite suddenly. After his father died unexpectedly in 1987, Geoff went to their family-owned funeral home to plan his father’s funeral as the new owner. He was 34 and the 6th generation in the family business. As a Professional Engineer, he was able to bring a different perspective to the funeral home profession. Since becoming the full-time president of Carnell’s Funeral Home Ltd. in 1988, he has installed a crematorium, created showrooms for caskets and cremation options, reconfigured and enlarged the on-site chapel, developed a passion for writing about the profession, and published two books: “When the Sun Sets, A guide to Funeral Planning” for a Canadian audience and “The Complete Guide to Funeral Planning, How to Arrange the Appropriate Funeral,” for the American public.

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