Mourning from a distance is a completely new concept. In this post, we’re sharing some of our best advice on how to feel present when you have to mourn from a distance.

Feeling Present When You Have To Mourn From A Distance
Feeling Present When You Have To Mourn From A Distance

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things, but one of the most unexpected changes has been how we are grieving the loss of loved ones. Since the pandemic began, funerals and memorials as we know them haven’t been possible in many places. We’ve been forced to mourn from a distance without a memorial service to bring people together for our own safety.

The way our direct…


Losing someone you love sucks — working with a funeral home doesn’t have to.

We’re Green Cremation Texas, the highest-rated funeral home in the state because we offer refreshingly honest, transparent care, and up-front pricing.

Here’s how in 8 simple steps:

Step 1 — Arrival

Our director arrives at the location of the deceased.

Step 2 — Transfer

We transfer your loved one in our electric-hybrid vehicle back to our funeral home.

Step 3 — Provision

100% online. We provide and explain all the needed paperwork and permits.

Step 4 — Care

We hold and care for your loved…


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Less than a week ago Texas marked a record number of daily coronavirus cases with 14,916 cases on July 17, 2020. In total, there have been over 356,000 confirmed cases and over 4,350 deaths.

Recently, Green Cremation Texas’ funeral director Melissa Unfred shared her industry insights with KXAN in light of the surging COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a major impact on the funeral industry from the safety of the people who work at funeral homes to how families mourn the loss of a loved one.

Through it all, we have continuously strived to not only provide the same…


Looking for an eco-friendly natural burial in Austin, Texas? Green Cremation Texas has made connections with natural burial sites, like Eloise Woods in Austin.

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To make the process as easy as possible for families, Green Cremation Texas has made connections with green burial sites all over the state. Each one offers a unique experience, and Eloise Woods Natural Burial Park is among the most tranquil sites that we’ve visited.


The first environmentally sustainable Funeral Home serving Texas.

Green Cremation Texas — Austin

937 Reinli St, Suite 6
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 607–4075

Green Cremation Texas — South Austin

10415 Old Manchaca Rd., Ste. 204
Austin, TX 78748
(512) 647–2724

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1019 S Heatherwilde Blvd
Pflugerville, TX 78660
(737) 249–6683

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Interested in green funeral options? Many aspects of a traditional funeral are far from eco-friendly. The coffin alone can require a lot of energy and natural resources to create. Once it’s placed in the ground many of those materials won’t decompose and may even pollute the surrounding area.

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Interested in green funeral options? Many aspects of a traditional funeral are far from eco-friendly. The coffin alone can require a lot of energy and natural resources to create. Once it’s placed in the ground many of those materials won’t decompose and may even pollute the surrounding area.

Today, green end of…


Aquamation, more formally known as alkaline hydrolysis, is one of the newest end-of-life services. It’s a novel process that is similar to cremation, however, it uses no flame. Instead, a chemical solution that’s 5% sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide and 95% water is used. Eliminating incineration means that aquamation is extremely eco-friendly in addition to being affordable.

Like most new concepts, aquamation is slowly becoming available to more people in more places. And like all other end of life services, aquamation is often subject to regulations in each state. …


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However, today there’s a wide spectrum of cremation services that vary in eco-friendliness. Figuring out how green cremation truly is warrants taking a closer look at what makes an end of life service more or less environmentally-friendly than the next.

Potential Byproducts of Cremation

Cremation services aren’t 100% zero impact, but no end of life service today is. And it’s true that traditional flame-based cremation can have adverse effects on the environment.

  • If you aren’t careful medical metals can be incinerated and create toxic air pollution.
  • Carbon-dioxide gasses are also released anytime something is burned.
  • In many cases, fossil fuels like natural gas are…

Cremation Urn and Flowers
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Cremation Explained

Death is a difficult topic for many of us. But, perhaps having an answer to the very uncomfortable question, “how is a body prepared for cremation,” can be a starting point.

Understanding the very human and caring way a body is handled from death through the cremation itself can ease the anxiety that accompanies the transitional phase of life we call “death.”

Did you know that only 40 years ago, less than 10 percent of Americans were cremated? That’s now risen to 53.1 …


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Since the beginning of history, different cultures around the world have had unique funeral traditions. It wasn’t until recently that environmental impact became a factor in how we honor the lives of loved ones. Today, more and more people want end-of-life services that create as little pollution as possible.

That’s why burials are becoming a thing of the past. Based on the current trends, funerals of the future will be more diverse and the processes will be more natural.

Cremation Will Become the More Common and Eco-Friendly

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) estimated 54.8% of the deceased were cremated in 2019. Only 39% had a traditional burial…

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We are Green Cremation Texas, the first environmentally-focused, carbon-neutral Funeral Home in Texas.

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