Mayapur Clean & Green has expanded its service to address one of the most dangerous kinds of waste for one's health and the environment: electronic or e-waste, including phones, computers, cables, earphones, refrigerators, batteries, AC units, and similar items.
Last week, the Parliament of the World's Religions (PoWR) gathered thousands of people of faith, spirituality, and ethical convictions to Chicago, USA, for their 2023 convention. This year's theme was "A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom & Human Rights." The historic gathering welcomed participants from around the world as it returned to Chicago, where the first PoWR was held 130 years ago.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Punjabi Bagh, is taking a proactive step towards environmental conservation by integrating a tree plantation drive through their International Value Education Olympiad. This unique initiative aims to instill the values of sustainability and ecological responsibility among the youth while fostering the integration of those values into their lives. One thousand schools came together to plant 200,000 (2 lakh) saplings on July 7 th, 2023, as part of this initiative.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), in partnership with the Ministry of Environmental, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC), Mission LiFE Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MOTA), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Faith for Earth, and the Directorate of Delhi is organizing the 2023 International Value Education Olympiad. The Olympiad inspires and empowers students worldwide to embrace and embody essential values from Gita while making a positive environmental impact.
Astottara Sata Dasa, a native of Brunswick, Maine, USA, spent several years of his youth growing up at the ISKCON Gita Nagari Farm. Later, he graduated from Hampshire College and is currently a woodsman in the Maine woods. This week, he will be sharing online about his extraordinary service and experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
On World Environment Day, a group of 30 students and seven teachers from ISKCON Punjabi Bagh’s Hare Krishna Sunday School gathered in a nearby renowned park to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of caring for our planet. The participants engaged in various activities aimed at promoting environmental consciousness.
The Radhadesh community has restarted its community beehive project and has installed a new electric car charger to encourage sustainable transportation. These two projects are part of its overall environmental initiatives, a pillar of the community's key vision. In particular, beekeeping is part of its plan to enhance biodiversity on the expansive property. The electric car charger is the community's first step towards low-carbon mobility. The village generates 40 percent of its electricity from solar panels; hence, part of the cars charged will run on solar electricity.
The ISKCON Environmental Initiative (IEI) is pleased to announce the launch of our new seminar series entitled Divinity and the Environment. This inaugural event will be held on Earth Day, Saturday April 22, and will feature a one-hour talk given by distinguished speaker Radhika Ramana dasa on the topic of Vaisnavism and Ecology.
ISKCON New Mayapur in central France is fast becoming a global model for building a climate-resilient village that combines Prabhupada’s vision and the latest technologies. “New Mayapur aims to build a climate resilient community in a comprehensive, holistic way