“Flameless cremation” – the first commercial alkaline hydrolysis facility in the country is in Minnesota. Short video news story at and a print story at

KSTP Minneapolis – TV news story about Heather Halen’s 2010 testimony before the Minnesota state legislature about her husband’s home vigil and green burial, which led to the passage of the Family Rights After-Death Care Act.

KQED San Francisco – TV news feature on national movement toward green burials:

CBS news feature on home funeral vigils and green burials.

Choices: Information on the regulations of the final disposition of a dead human body in Minnesota

Undertaken With Love: A Home Funeral Guide for Congregations and Communities
Free download at

Resource Guide: A Manual for Home Funeral Care.
Elizabeth Knox
Free download at

Linda Bergh & Marianne Dietzel

Funeral Consumers Alliance – National:

Funeral Consumers Alliance – Minnesota:

Funeral Ethics Organization

MN Funeral Planning, website with links to vendors around the state

Trust for Natural Legacies

Natural Transitions

National Home Funeral Alliance

Green Burial Council

Honoring Choices Minnesota Health Care Directive


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