2022 IFDF Annual Conference Speaker - Amy Cunningham

Posted By: Ruth Bedell, PhD, QAS News,
Conference Speaker

Amy Cunningham
Licensed Funeral Director & Celebrant
Fitting Tribute Funeral Services, LLC

will speak on

Music, Words and Ceremonies
for Natural Burial Graveside Services

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Presentation Description
Join us for green burial workshop to address the needs of grieving families wanting a meaningful, natural graveside experience. Amy will walk our participants through every phase of an earth-friendly service. Remember there are shades of green these days and ways to green up almost every funeral. We'll talk about dry ice and other easy ways to keep the body cool. Study various burial shrouds, earth-friendly caskets and learn more about the three kinds of cemeteries in Florida listed by the Green Burial Council. Families today want transformative hands-on experiences. It makes good business sense to become interpreters of the green burial movement, so that we can adapt our services to serve families worried about the planet's health as well as staying financially competitive. If more and more of your families are inquiring about green products and services, this is the workshop for you.

About the Presenter
Amy Cunningham is a licensed funeral director and celebrant in Brooklyn who specializes in green burials in cemeteries certified by the Green Burial Council, simple burials within the NYC- Metropolitan area, delayed transfers and home funerals, and witnessed cremation services in Green-Wood Cemetery's crematory chapels. Filled with kind advice on how to make funerals more affordable and sustainable, Amy was profiled by the New York Times in 2014, Tricycle magazine in 2017, and named one of nine top funeral innovators by FuneralOne, a leading voice for change in the funeral industry. In February 2018, Women's Health magazine gave Amy the unique moniker "Death Ritual Disrupter," in a piece about how daily death contemplation and awareness can enrich our lives and keep us healthier. She has been a reliable resource to news reporters throughout the novel coronavirus crisis.