Foothill honors a commitment to reduce our carbon footprint. This is relative to managing memorials, brokering burials and hosting funerals in the Glendora area. Foothill Funeral & Cremation celebrates Earth Day each year. One way we do so is by encouraging green burial and eco-friendly funeral and burial options.
“We want to be part of the solution to save our planet,” says Manny Godoy, owner of Foothill Funeral & Cremation. “One way we do that is by developing cutting-edge technologies in our Glendora mortuary. We aim to encourage eco-friendly funeral practices.”
As environmental consciousness continues to rise; Foothill Funeral & Cremation Service responsibly uses natural resources. Many families choose to consider ecological values when making end-of-life arrangements. So, the Glendora funeral home is among the most progressive in Southern California, offering the largest variety of options, designed to accommodate such requests. Green burial is one example of the mortuary’s dedication to accommodate the requests and diversity of the families they serve.
We host other environmentally-friendly funeral practices at Foothill. These include eco-friendly caskets and urns, bio-cremation, burials-at-sea and the use of toxic-free, bio-degradable chemicals. What’s more, the facility plans to be the first in the San Gabriel Valley to offer bio-cremation. The process is a two-to-three-hour cycle. In it, workers place a body into a stainless-steel cremation chamber. To it, they add water (95%), an alkali additive (5%), heat and pressure. This combination of water, alkali, heat and pressure reacts. The result gently reduces the body to bone fragments and a sterile solution, recycled to the earth.
Green Burial Council Member
Foothill Funeral & Cremation Service is named among a select few funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council. The council is a tax-exempt, non- profit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our green packages allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic & Non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.
“The loss of species and their habitat is a pressing problem around the world,” says Manny’s life and business partner, Rocky Bautista. “It impacts the capacity of the planet to produce the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, the open spaces we share and our well-being. It is essential that we reflect on our impact on the natural world and increase our efforts to foster biodiversity and Protect our Species.”
Earth Day 2019 (49th Anniversary)
The world will celebrate on April 22. The theme? Protect our Species. The Earth Day Network’s Global Day of Conversation campaign connects locally-elected officials with their communities to address tangible environmental issues. This Earth Day, roundtable discussions held around the world work as a catalyst to end the problem of species loss.
“There is a growing tidal wave of interest in protecting our species and some countries and governments. They are already in the vanguard. Earth Day Network (EDN) believes we can turn that tidal wave into a permanent solution to species loss,” said Kathleen Rogers, President of EDN.
Foothill Goes Green
As part of our ongoing commitment to protect our species and build a sustainable future, the Foothill Funeral & Cremation staff extend their activism and passion for environmental protection well beyond Earth Day.
About Foothill Funeral & Cremation in Glendora, California
We know your loved one was very important to you. And we value the opportunity to celebrate his or her life or help you pre-plan a service for yourself. Feel free to contact us now to pre-plan your own memorial or at your time of need (626) 335-0615. Our relationship with United Methodist Church and Sacred Heart provide great places for mourners to host funerals and memorials. You’ll love the grandiose yet intimate settings in both locations.
Also we specialize in helping with burial arrangements. Foothill Funeral proudly serves the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Basin, Orange County and the Inland Empire. Finally, working in the mortuary industry since 1996, our reputation is one of quality, sincerity and trust. Please allow us to help you at your time of need or in the future. Call today (626) 335-0615 or contact us via email.