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
Last week members of ISKCON, took part in the conference on Biological Diversity (COP15) to the United Nations (UN), being held in Montreal, Canada, December 7-19th. The conference goals are to discuss protection planning of the natural world by international governments and interested parties for the next decade.
The ISKCON Environmental Initiative (IEI) Gobal Green Team is offering an online workshop Friday November 18 to discuss and promote environmental practices which can be implemented in temples, communities and private households. Attendence is free and open to all ISKCON devotees, leaders, friends and supporters. Topics will include: - Meet the Global Green Team - Share Insights on Environmental Sustainability - Plan Green Strategies - Greening Your Local Community
Washing Post recently wrote an article about an issue that environmentalists and vegetarians have been aware of for decades, the link between the cattle ranching industry and the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest. In looking back at the history of Washington Post articles on this subject, they have been regularly covering the subject from varying angles as far back as 2014. This is quite significant considering the reach and influence of the Washington Post.
According to a new Bhumi Global survey, Hindus around the world see global environmental issues as an urgent concern. The poll, which was conducted last year and analyzed over the past few months, is the first such global survey conducted among Hindus. Participants of the survey represented the gamut of the Hindu population, including India, the United States, Canada, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Mauritius.
April 22—Aligned with the world celebration of Earth Day 2022, ISKCON is launching a global environmental initiative to assist local temples, communities, and families in better ‘walking our talk” by living more environmentally conscious and sustainable lifestyles.
We've been commemorating Earth Day for 52 years every April 22nd to show our support for environmental protection. This month, approximately 1 billion people will celebrate Earth Day, and today alone, scores of people will plant trees, clean rivers, not use single-use plastics, and recycle. Of course, all of this is beneficial, but it will not save the earth. To genuinely be "green," we must eliminate meat consumption from our diets and demonstrate to others that vegetarianism is the finest thing we can do for our planet and our souls.