Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Sending Flowers When Someone Dies

Creative concept of an eco-friendly light bulb with a blooming miniature green world inside,symbolizing sustainable energy and environmental protection.Concept of environmental protection.AI generatedIn times of grief and mourning, it’s common to send flowers as a gesture of sympathy and support. However, there are many eco-friendly alternatives that can be both meaningful and sustainable. Choosing green options not only honors the memory of the deceased but also respects the environment. Continue reading Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Sending Flowers When Someone Dies

Go Green in Death

A handgun fires the Earth as a bulletAt Foothill Funeral in Glendora, California, we are committed to helping families make informed choices about their end-of-life planning. As we recently celebrated Earth Day, we wanted to take a moment to discuss the importance of choosing environmentally friendly options for your final arrangements. In this post you’ll read about how to “go green.”

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Earth Day 2019

Earth Day 2019 GlendoraFoothill 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.”

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More Ways to Go Green When You Die

Go Green Eco-FriendlyPart 2 of a 2-Part Series

Last week, we started a two-part series about how to go green in death. In it, we discussed how simple, cost-effective, conservation-minded and safely you can go green when you die. This week, we finish our series by delving into other innovative ideas for planning an eco-friendly afterlife, green burial and eco-cemeteries. Continue reading More Ways to Go Green When You Die

The Changing Face of Funerals

Funerals are as individual as the person who died.In the not too distant past, funerals were a grim business. Mourners wore black and remained somber from the moment they heard about their loved one’s death through the funeral, burial, reception and beyond. Prune-faced mortuary owners fit well into a landscape where joking was frowned upon and solemnity was expected.

Thankfully, those days are gone. While the sense of loss after death is as profound as ever, today’s funeral directors encourage clients to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost in any way they see fit. Recognizing that people are unique, they encourage their clients to embrace humanity…by thinking outside the box when it comes to planning, and allowing themselves the luxury of laughter as they remember the mark their family member or friend made on the world.

Here are three trends in mortuary service today:

TechnologyToday's funerals rely heavily on technology.

The Internet has replaced the phone book as the place people turn to when researching funeral and memorial service options. At Foothill Funeral & Cremation Services (FFC), our website features our price lists and products, along with the price range of products and services for local competitors. We also provide a place for online tributes for families and friends, so distance is not a deterrent to honoring the dead.Today's funerals are personalized.


Mortuary clients make decisions based on a different set of values than previous generations. Most baby boomers see funerals as a non-negotiable part of the grieving process. But millennials struggle to redefine the content and structure of services. Their goal is to honor of their loved ones in meaningful, personal ways. As a result, today’s funeral services and associated products are as unique as the person who died.

Going Green

Eco-friendly funeral trendsIn the 1970’s, hippies were the first to embrace creative ways to say goodbye. As a result, cremation and burials at sea started to emerge as alternate options for disposal. But the trend did not become mainstream until recently. Today, the public’s preference for cremation is on the rise. In fact, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) projects that the rate of cremation will soon exceed that of burial.

Green funeralsWith an eye on saving money and the earth, today’s mourners are as likely to use cremains to plant a tree as they are to order embalming and open caskets. Depending on family’s preferences, green funerals can include a small gathering in a natural setting, use of only recycled paper products, locally-grown organic flowers, carpooling, organic food, no embalming or embalming with formaldehyde-free products, the use of sustainable biodegradable clothing, shroud or casket, and natural or green burial.

Centrally located at 402 West Baseline in Glendora, Foothill Funeral & Cremation proudly serves the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Basin, Orange County and the Inland Empire. We have worked hard over the years, putting our mortuary experience to good use. Building a reputation of quality, sincerity and trust, we value every client. And we would be honored to help you at your time of need or in the future. Call today (626) 335-0615 or drop by our showroom.