The environment is on the minds of many people. Every night there seems to be some story on the news mentioning this.
For us at Simple Direct Funeral focusing on reducing our carbon footprint wasn’t too hard. Being a small business our overheads were already small. But we wanted to do more.
One thing we like is being able to source over 90% of the things we need locally. We make the coffins with timber from the local wood supplier.
We make most of our urns and have a local woodworker make some also. So a lot of what we do is in house – and it works really well.
Being green isn’t about us making a big deal about it and forcing our views on others. It is more the realisation that in the end we don’t take anything with us when we die. We only leave things behind. The question is what will we leave behind?
Simple Direct Funeral donates native New Zealand trees to offset the carbon emissions of the funerals I have taken.
We source 95% of our goods and services locally, which makes our footprint small to begin with. However being able to make this contribution is to the environment while at the same time leaving a lasting legacy for those have passed away just makes great sense.
Please visit Trees the Count to see the great work they do. We appreciate being able to support them.