NH Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy
PO Box 456, Holderness NH 03245   603.236.9495
NHFREA@gmail.com
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Looking for someone to walk you through a family-led home funeral? A funeral establishment with reasonable prices? An interfaith minister? Help with completing NH advance directives? For these resources and more, click here.
Welcome to NHFREA, where  it is our mission to support informed funeral consumer choice through education and advocacy.
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Locate Speakers & Workshops
You’ll be surprised at how interested people of all ages and stages are in funerals, especially when they are learning how to be more eco-conscious, self-reliant, and save money. To find a speaker or workshop near you, click here.
Funeral planning doesn’t have to be complicated or mysterious, and being a good consumer doesn’t just apply to buying a new car. To see cost comparison surveys, sample documents, and learn about your choices, click here.
Be an Informed Consumer
Go Out Green
Important Links & Resources
Been recycling, reusing, repurposing for ages? Learn how you can leave the planet in the most eco-conscious and affordable ways here. Find out what's happening in NH green burial initiatives and how you can help here.
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There's a sea of great funeral information out there. Let us help you wade through by locating the top websites for funeral consumer protection, green burial, home funerals, and books, articles, interviews and more by clicking here.
We are a nonprofit organization comprised of volunteers, conservationists, home funeral guides, funeral consumer advocates, teachers, and interfaith ministers eager to help NH families find funeral information quickly and easily. Contact us at the address or number above, or email us at NHFREA@gmail.com.
Find a Memorial Artist
Did you know that whether you hire a funeral home or not, you may supply your own funeral goods? Support regional artists and craftspeople who make biodegradable, locally sourced caskets, urns, shrouds, markers and other green goods by clicking here.
Thanks to all of you who attended Breaking New Ground:
Green Burial ABC's
April 11 and 12

Here is a link to a list of suggested ways to Begin a Green Burial Conversation with Cemeterians. Take a look at this Green Cemetery Startup Checklist for more ideas.

Want to learn more about expanding your funeral options? Find us here:

April 17   10 a.m. Upper Valley Senior Center panel member with the Upper Valley Conversation Project

April 22   6 p.m. Carroll County VNA The Role of Hospice in the Home Funeral Experience with Julie Lanoie

April 24   time TBD Caldwell Law in Hanover
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May 4   11 a.m. Starr King Universalist Unitarian Fellowship Going Out Green: creating sustainable and meaningful funerals with Lee Webster

May 7   9:30 a.m. Aging Resource Center, Hanover Expanding Your Funeral Choices with Michael Whitman & Lee Webster

May 7   7 p.m. First Congregational Church of Lebanon Faith Community Funeral Options with Lee Webster

May 8   9:45 a.m. Aging Resource Center, Hanover panel member with the Upper Valley Conversation Project

May 13   1 p.m. The Thompson Center, Woodstock, VT Going Out Green with Lee Webster

June 9   6:30 p.m. Conway Public Library An Introduction to Home Funerals documentary screening and Q&A with Julie Lanoie

June 6-8 Funeral Consumers Alliance Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Lee Webster, speaker. Go to funerals.org for more information

July 12   10 a.m. World Fellowship Center, Albany NH Your Final Act of Sustainability: an introduction to natural after-death care with Julie Lanoie

October 19   7 p.m. Jackson Public Library An Introduction to Home Funerals with Julie Lanoie
NHFREA Publications
Read Foster's Daily Democrat article about our presentation at the Durham Community Church 3/16/14 sponsored by Seacoast Permaculture

Watch Julie Lanoie speaking about the home funeral at the UU Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes on 3/2/14

Listen to NHPR's Word of Mouth interview with Lee Webster1/30/14
NHFREA in the News
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