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About Return to the Earth

Green burial, or natural burial, is choosing to return your body to the earth in the most simple way possible. Return to the Earth Green Burial Co-op has been created to advocate for access to green burial in the Canadian prairies. Our aim is to establish the first natural burial cemetery in Manitoba. We also serve to increase awareness of sustainable death care practices and encourage municipalities and other existing cemeteries to adopt green principles.

Return to the Earth is a non-profit co-operative. We are newly incorporated and expect to be selling memberships early in 2024. Becoming a member makes you an owner of the organization, with voting rights and other member benefits.


In the News!

Return to the Earth founding member and licensed funeral director, Quinn Hunter, is interviewed about green burial and the future of death care in the Winnipeg Free Press, January 21, 2023. Click here to read the full story.

Interest is growing!

Another of our founding members, Dr. Trish Penner, was interviewed by journalism student Megan Hederson for a substack article about green burial. Click here to read the full story.



Return to the Earth is a grassroots community that encourages earth centered death care practices and promotes death positive culture.


Return to the Earth will advocate for environmentally responsible death care and a positive death culture through education, lobbying and strategic relationship building with the general public, government and industry.  Return to the Earth will share resources and create accessibility to earth friendly options for end of life care. 

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