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Penn Forest Becomes Pennsylvania’s First Green Burial Council Approved Natural Burial Ground

The Green Burial Council Adds Local Cemetery To List Of Certified Providers

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PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 14, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA – The Green Burial Council (GBC) announced today that Penn Forest Natural Burial Park has met its standards to become certified as the first Natural Burial Ground in the State of Pennsylvania.

In addition to requiring an independent biological assessment and adherence to protocols for operating a green cemetery, GBC standards also required that Penn Forest put in place a deed restriction so that future operators of the burial ground would be required to uphold all ecological and aesthetic promises.

“We’re pleased to finally have a natural burial ground in Pennsylvania and even more pleased to know it was started by people who possess the right ethic,” said Joe Sehee, Green Burial Council Executive Director.

Founded in 2005, the Council has become the standard bearer in the field of eco-friendly death care with more than 300 “approved providers” in 42 states and 6 provinces of Canada.

“Receiving this certification is an important milestone for our cemetery,” said Pete McQuillin, cemetery manager and co-founder.  “Certification by the Green Burial Council gives us national and international recognition as a provider of natural burial.  We are pleased to be a part of such a group of diverse companies all offering natural burial services.”

About Penn Forest Natural Burial Park
Penn Forest is Pennsylvania’s first exclusively green cemetery and is committed to creating a beautiful burial park where nature is at the forefront. The mission of Penn Forest is to provide ecologically friendly burial.  Penn Forest is located 13 miles northeast of downtown Pittsburgh on 32 acres in Penn Hills. More information on the Penn Forest can be found at http://www.PennForestCemetery.com.  

Penn Forest Media Contact:            
Pete McQuillin               
412-265-4606               
Pete@pennforestcemetery.com         

Green Burial Council Media Contact:
Shari Wolf
888-966-3330 ext.102
Shari@greenburialcouncil.org

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Penn Forest is Pennsylvania’s first exclusively green cemetery and is committed to creating a beautiful burial park where nature is at the forefront. The mission of Penn Forest is to provide ecologically friendly burial.

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City/Town:Oakmont - Pennsylvania - United States
Industry:Environment, Consumer, Family
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