"Trees are poems that the earth writes to the sky."
For the own decision
- Against the compulsory cemetery
Our goal is nothing less than a revolution in the funeral industry, to give death a tangible and communicable individual and social meaning, and thus to open up the possibility for each and every one of us to make an important contribution to saving our planet.
There is a growing need among many people for new, individual, dignified and affordable forms of burial for themselves and their loved ones. However, burying people's ashes on private land in Germany is still virtually impossible from a legal point of view. Although there are exceptions in many federal states, these are hardly ever applied because the procedure is too complex and the current legal situation is too established.
Germany is thus an island among its neighbors with the regulation of the cemetery obligation. Many relatives who wish to have the ashes of their loved ones handed over are forced by the law to find "creative" workarounds. As a result, more and more deceased persons are being driven from Germany to crematoria on the other side of the border, especially to the Netherlands and Switzerland. The ashes are then illegally brought back to Germany by the relatives.
We at EVERTREE® do not want to resign ourselves to these outdated and unrealistic regulations and want to play an active role in the important process of abolishing compulsory cemetery burials for urns in Germany. We are also campaigning for people in Germany to be given the opportunity to decide for themselves and freely what should happen to the ashes of their loved ones by having them handed over on request after cremation. We are campaigning for this and have also launched an online petition, among other things.
To the EVERTREE® online petition against cemetery compulsory burial
Thank you for your support!
Your Team EVERTREE®
If we let the forest die, words lose their meaning.
Plant 1,000,000 trees
With EVERTREE® we go one step further: It is our goal to create our own parks and forests with EVERTREE®. At the same time, EVERTREE® makes a decisive contribution to protecting against climate change: trees as elixirs of life and life savers. It is not without reason that trees are among the most powerful and impressive creations of living nature.
According to various studies, nothing can combat climate change as effectively as planting trees. Planting trees has the potential to absorb two-thirds of the climate-damaging CO2 emissions produced by humans to date, according to researchers at the Zurich University of Technology.
By planting an EVERTREE® for a small part of our loved ones, we are not only creating dignified memorials, but we are also making an important and meaningful contribution to a better world- for all generations to come.
To this end, we have set ourselves the big goal of planting one million trees worldwide, together with partners such as environmental organizations, committed companies and people who believe in the EVERTREE® idea.