Environmental Sustainability

We know that environmental sustainability is a priority for the communities we work in and we are committed to playing our part.

Northern Cemeteries offer Green Cremations

Northern Cemeteries has been pro-actively working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated though our cremation services.

One cremation produces 0.065 tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the domestic demands of a single household for two months.

Northern Cemeteries are proud to advise that they offset all carbon generated by the natural gas cremation process by carbon credits. These carbon credits are from a verified Australian source, being Australian Native-Reforestation Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.

This is just one of the ways in which Northern Cemeteries are actively working to reduce our carbon footprint.

Sustainable Burial Options

We also offer environmentally sustainable burial options:

Living Legacy Memorial Trees

A first in New South Wales, Northern Cemeteries offers an everlasting and environmentally friendly memorialisation option providing an alternative to scattering the ashes of loved ones. Creating a Living Legacy involves choosing the location, selecting the tree species and personalised plaque, and organising the tree-planting ceremony. For every Living Legacy tree we plant, 200 trees are donated to be planted in forests in Australia and overseas. Click here for more information.

Natural Burials

The first natural burial for Northern Cemeteries took place at Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery in early 2020.The natural burial service includes a ‘green’ wicker coffin which is biodegradable, non-toxic, and is sustainable to the environment with little impact to the surrounding area.