Alkaline Hydrolysis

A Gentle Approach to Our Planet: The Ecological Benefits of Alkaline Hydrolysis

At Tillwell, we are committed to pursuing environmental initiatives that honour both the memory of loved ones and the preservation of our planet. We are proud to partner with organizations like Tree Canada to make eco-conscious choices accessible for memorial services and our adoption of alkaline hydrolysis, or aquamation, offers solace during loss while aligning with our growing awareness of the need for sustainability. Alkaline hydrolysis, also known as aquamation or water cremation, is an environmentally friendly funeral option that cares for our world. In times of grief, it’s comforting to know we can make sustainable choices that reflect our love for those we’ve lost and our shared natural world.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Traditional cremation and burial methods can have significant environmental impacts. For example, flame-based cremation produces over 500 lbs of carbon and requires 28 gallons of fuel per use. In contrast, alkaline hydrolysis, or aquamation, produces just 1/10 the carbon footprint and operates without fossil fuels. Consequently, choosing aquamation eliminates the need for fossil fuels and minimizes our carbon footprint, thereby contributing to preserving the planet for future generations.

No Harmful Emissions

Additionally, flame-based cremation releases harmful pollutants like mercury and dioxins into the air. However, alkaline hydrolysis, or aquamation, utilizes a gentle process involving water and alkali salts that produces no harmful emissions. By selecting this method, we contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment for ourselves and our loved ones.

Preservation of Natural Resources

Moreover, traditional burial practices consume valuable land and resources. On the other hand, aquamation is a space-saving and resource-efficient alternative. The remaining sterile liquid safely returns to the water cycle, while the small amount of bone ash can be scattered, buried, or kept in an urn – just like traditional cremains.

Biodegradable and Non-Toxic

In summary, the aquamation process uses a combination of gentle water flow, heat, and an alkaline solution to break down the body’s organic components. As a result, this process creates a sterile and nutrient-rich liquid that can be safely returned to the ecosystem. The result is a biodegradable and non-toxic option that respects the natural cycle of life.

In times of grief, it’s comforting to know that we can make choices that not only honor the memory of our loved ones but also preserve the environment for future generations. Alkaline hydrolysis is a fitting tribute that reflects our love for those we’ve lost and our commitment to the world we share.

Tree Planting & Carbon Sequestration initiatives

United for a Common Goal

By joining forces, our organizations bring together expertise, resources, and passion for creating positive change. Through collaboration, Tillwell and its partners believe that we can plant more trees, educate communities about the importance of urban forestry, and inspire residents to take action in their own neighbourhoods.

The Power of Trees: Carbon Sequestration and Beyond

Trees are more than just a visual delight. In fact, they are nature’s very own carbon capture system. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), an individual tree can sequester about one ton of carbon dioxide over its 40-year lifespan. That’s equivalent to offsetting the emissions produced from driving a car for approximately 2,600 miles!

Furthermore, the benefits extend even beyond carbon sequestration. For example, trees also help to purify the air we breathe, reduce noise pollution, provide habitat for wildlife, and contribute to overall physical and mental well-being.

Trust the Science, Embrace the Change

We understand the importance of incorporating scientific knowledge into our efforts. Specifically, by relying on research and data, we can make informed decisions about optimal tree species, planting locations, and maintenance strategies that will maximize the positive impact of our urban forestry initiatives.

A Greener Future for All

In conclusion, with your support and participation, we can create a greener and more sustainable future for our cities and municipalities. We invite you to join us in this important cause – together, we truly can make a lasting difference in the world we leave behind.

Trees grown

Trees grown

Carbon sequestered

Planted carbon sequestered

Fuel saved

Fuel saved

A Greener Tomorrow

Tillwell, Tree Canada, the City of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Metis Federation Are Building Sustainable Futures

Tillwell, driven by a vision for healthier urban environments, is proud to partner with Tree Canada and the City of Winnipeg to revitalize our urban landscapes. With the generous support of the Manitoba Metis Federation, we are tackling urban deforestation and canopy loss, fostering sustainable communities for generations to come.

Manitoba Metis Federation