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Greener goodbyes

Many of us care deeply about the environment and strive for a lifestyle that minimises the strain that we place on the planet. It is natural that we would want this commitment to be reflected at funerals too. Choosing a greener coffin or a funeral package like Greener Goodbyes is a big step towards this aspiration.

Groundwork and JC Atkinson are working together to make sure that there is also a lasting legacy. This means that selecting a sustainable coffin or the Greener Goodbyes package will also help to create greener neighbourhoods in the UK.

For each Greener Goodbyes service that takes place JC Atkinson will make a donation to Groundwork’s Green Doctor programme.

The Green Doctor programme aims to tackle fuel poverty amongst vulnerable residents by providing home visit services in deprived neighbourhoods. Trained staff offer free one to one advice and support to encourage energy efficiency and address other environmental issues in the home. The Green Doctor programme provides services and activities to create jobs, support local enterprise and help individuals and organisations play their part in tackling climate change whilst reducing their energy bills.

JC Atkinson manufacture and distribute over 60,000 coffins a year and has won awards for its sound environmental practices.

To leave your own community legacy click here