Niagara Falls, ON, September 14, 2017 – The City of Niagara Falls is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Niagara’s first green burial section at the Fairview Cemetery in Niagara Falls. The community is invited to the event on Saturday, September 23 starting at 1:30 pm, at Fairview Cemetery (4501 Stanley Avenue). Mayor Jim Diodati and members of Council, along with sponsors will bring greetings to the attendees and perform a ribbon cutting.
Cemetery Services is working closely with the community to create a naturalized location to host green burial opportunities. Many partners have invested in the initiative, including a $25,000 grant through CN’s EcoConnexion and $40,000 from Land Care Niagara. Other sponsors, including Tree Canada, The Park in the City Committee, Sassafrass Farms, Yardmasters and the Green Burial Society have contributed to the project. A tree planting ceremony will take place to commemorate the support of all involved.
Green, or natural burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. Green burial necessitates the use of non-toxic and biodegradable materials, such as caskets, shrouds, and urns.
Residents, who are interested in buying a green burial plot can call the Fairview Cemetery at 905-354-4721 for pricing and location.
For more information, contact:
Mark Richardson, Manager of Cemeteries Services
City of Niagara Falls
Phone: 905-356-7521 ext. 5301