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Environmental Sustainability

Our commitment to environmental sustainability is inherent in all that we do. 

Through the Flower Reach Project with TAFE we’re repurposing left over fresh flowers and extending their lifecycle, and our biodegradable urns are increasing in popularity. There’s always more that we can do and we are interested in hearing about your projects. 

 

If you have an environmentally sustainable project that you would like to tell us about,

email our community engagement team:

community@hparsons.com.au

Clean Coast Solar & Electrical is a Wollongong based Solar & Electrical Energy company servicing the Illawarra area and beyond. Nick, Shane & Dan are a three-person outfit, with a keen interest in the local environment.

Their goal is to provide local businesses and residents the opportunity to attain affordable and sustainable energy solutions that will help with the cost of everyday living and, at the same time, have a positive impact on the environment.
 
H.Parsons first connected with Clean Coast Solar & Electrical in 2021 to install solar panels across our facilities. The outcome has been exceptional and supporting this young, local and socially responsible company has been a fantastic experience.

Clean Coast Solar are committed to delivering energy solutions that have a positive impact on the environment, whilst saving money and that is a commitment we share.

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MVC is a family-owned crematorium based in Unanderra, specialising in cremations and guiding families through each stage following cremation. The cremator is one of the most environmentally friendly cremators in the world and works to minimise emissions and power requirements. It does this through a secondary chamber within the cremator allowing for an even more efficient reduction in emissions released into the atmosphere. Recently, solar panelling has been installed by Clean Coast Solar & Electricity providing a sustained energy solution.

MVC has a large range of biodegradable urns available to choose from, which can provide the most beautiful memorialisation ceremony for families. An example of this is the Biodegradable Turtle Urn which can hold an adult volume of cremains (ash) and is very popular. Once released out into the ocean, the head of the turtle fills up and the turtle slowly descends into the deep water. These biodegradable urns are crafted by hand from sustainable and renewable resources.


If you can incorporate one or two environmentally friendly practices into your planning, it makes a difference.  
 

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The Flower Reach Project

Flowers are a beautiful addition to many of the funerals that H.Parsons Funeral Directors arrange for families. Many families will take the flowers home with them after the service, while others will choose not to.

 

The Flower Reach Project is a collaboration between H.Parsons Funeral Directors, TAFE NSW South Floristry and Mountain View Crematoria, whereby, with the permission of families, the unused flowers are donated to floristry students at TAFE Shellharbour. 

 

The seed of this idea was sown from a chance conversation between two friends who live and work in the Illawarra. 

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