In this way, they offset the carbon dioxide produced by the cremations and burials by planting trees; thus, producing a “carbon-neutral” funeral.
Trees contribute oxygen to the atmosphere and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide.
So by knowing how much carbon dioxide is produced in each funeral, the cemetery knows how many trees to plant.
The Centennial Park Cemetery is advertising their environmentally friendly way to die.
They are stating that their “carbon-neutral” cremations are a good way to fight global warming even in death.
In fact, Elliott states, “Certainly from our point of view we will advise, once we are carbon-neutral, we will advise prospective families that we are carbon-neutral, and it will be their choice if they choose ours over another supplier.” [ABC]
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William Atkins completed educational degrees in science (bachelor’s in physics and mathematics) from Illinois State University (Normal, United States) and business (master’s in entrepreneurship and bachelor’s in industrial relations) from Western Illinois University