Green Cemeteries

Proj. #:4767
Description: The Municipality of Highlands East (HE) is an amalgamated township consisting of four former Townships (Bicroft, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Monmouth) with their respective cemeteries. Considering the move toward environmentally responsible methods of burial, this municipality would like to investigate the available options for environmentally sustainable burial methods. Students will start by determining existing HE burial methods and cemetery resources available. The project will include investigation into provincial regulations concerning the disposal of human remains as well as current available burial methods and exploration of alternative environmentally sustainable options. The student will learn about municipal operations related to cemeteries while building on research skills and report writing. The project will also include preparation of a research poster and attendance at a Celebration of Research Event to share project results with community, faculty and other students.