Green Offerings

The Chapel of the Highlands is quickly becoming known as a leader in offering environmentally-friendly and ecologically-sensitive choices:

  • We offer funeral & cremation choices in different “shades of green” meaning we can show you the various levels on how you can contribute environmentally…
  • “Green certified caskets” which are sourced from a local company. These caskets are constructed using willow, banana leaf or bamboo which are known to be environmentally friendly materials…
  • “Unfinished wooden caskets” that help soften our eco-footprints…
  • “Green funeral options” giving families a choice on various ways to lessen the impact on the environment…
  • “Formaldehyde free” fluids, for times when embalming is needed, is a positive step we’ve chosen to help reduce our reliance on specific chemicals found elsewhere in our daily lives…
  • “Green burial options” with locations available that are designed to be natural and environmentally forgiving…
  • “Green certified cremation urns” which are sourced from a local company. Like the above caskets, these urns are constructed using willow, banana leaf or bamboo which are known to be environmental friendly materials…
  • “We patronize local companies” because the fewer miles used in transportation saves fuel and lessens the impact on the environment…

For more information on how to select environmentally friendly funeral and cremation related choices please call us at (650) 588-5116 and we will guide you with your green options.

Please read the following article by Paul Larson published in the San Francisco Examiner and the San Mateo Daily Journal…

Also, we’ve recently been answering questions about Aquamation. This process is so new that it isn’t yet available in California, but Aquamation is coming soon as an environmentally healthier option to cremation. Please read the following introduction to Aquamation…