This illustration is based on the average funeral producing 2/3 tonnes of Co2e. The larger the tree or more leaf icons, the better the funeral options chosen.
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Funeral Carbon Calculator

Make a funeral greener by understanding its environmental impact


Greener Goodbyes Funeral Carbon Calculator allows you to arrange a funeral, whilst calculating the carbon emissions associated .
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Funeral Type Part 1 / 2

What type of Funeral?

Please make a selection


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The funeral service, for many, is the beginning of the healing process. It enables family, friends, colleagues and neighbours to mourn the death of a loved one and come together to celebrate their life.

Care of the body Part 1 / 3

Do you want a viewing before the funeral?

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Some people like to view thier loved one before the funeral, alone or with a close friend or family member. This is a deeply personal decision.

Care of the body Part 2 / 3

What style of coffin or casket?

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There are many choices when it comes to coffins from the more traditional casket to the increasingly popular personalised coffin, all available in a range of materials from solid wood and wood veneer to willow, bamboo or wool.

Care of the body Part 3 / 3

Options in this style

If you have already choosen a coffin but dont see it here, choose a style that is the most similar.


With the coffin playing a central role in the funeral, personalisation is becoming very popular. There are a lot of different options available including solid wood, wood veneer, willow, bamboo or wool.

Funeral Type Part 2 / 2

Will you hold a service?

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Funeral services are an opportunity for friends and family to spend time together and remember the person who has passed away.

The Service Part 1 / 5

Where will the service be held?

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The service can be held at a place of worship, funeral home, family’s home or a hired venue.

The Service Part 2 / 5

How many people are going to attend?

Please use the slider to indicate how many people will attend


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These are guests such as immediate family, extended family, friends etc.

The Service Part 3 / 5

What type of hearse would you like?

Please select one of the following and include any extra Limousines required


A traditional funeral procession will begin at the funeral home or at the home of the person who has passed away. The hearse carries the body, the limousine transports close family members.

The Service Part 5 / 5

How many other cars in the procession?

In addition to one limousine automatically estimated in the procession, how many other cars will follow?


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No need to specify how many people will be in the cars, but approximately how many other cars will be used by people attending the funeral.

The Service Part 6 / 6

What is your budget for funeral flowers?

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If you are accepting Funeral flowers / wreaths you may wish to include a provision, if so please add an estimated cost. If not leave at £0.00 and go to next step.

After the funeral Part 1 / 5

Will you be having a funeral reception?

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This is usually held shortly after a funeral service. It is a chance for the friends and family of the deceased to share memories of their loved one and celebrate their life.

After the funeral Part 2 / 5

How many people will be attending the reception?

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This can be held at home or a venue of your choice.

After the funeral Part 3 / 5

What is your budget for food per person?

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Give a rough estimate of how much you would like to spend on food per person for the funeral reception.

After the funeral Part 5 / 5

Do you require one of the following?

Please make a selection from the options below


There are a range of memorials to choose from to commemorate a loved one’s life. These often act as a focus for grief or a place to visit and remember the life lost.

Your results


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Based on your options, here are the CO2 emissions of the funeral you have arranged.
If you wish to amend your options to lower your emissions further, simply press the back button below to change any of your answers.

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This illustration is based on the average funeral producing 2/3 tonnes of Co2e. The larger the tree or more leaf icons, the better the funeral options chosen.
The Funeral

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This illustration is based on the average funeral producing 2/3 tonnes of Co2e. The larger the tree or more leaf icons, the better the funeral options chosen.
The Service

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This illustration is based on the average funeral producing 2/3 tonnes of Co2e. The larger the tree or more leaf icons, the better the funeral options chosen.
Care of the body

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This illustration is based on the average funeral producing 2/3 tonnes of Co2e. The larger the tree or more leaf icons, the better the funeral options chosen.
After the funeral

What to do next


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Here you can either offset the Co2e of the funeral by making a contribution towards one of our verified projects (for now option) OR share your funeral arrangement with a funeral planning company to assist you further (for the future option).

× Missing Questions you need to complete all the questions to get your offsetting options please go back and fill in the blanks