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  • Natural Disaster Strikes New Govardhana Festival
    At the beginning of every year a gathering takes place at the ISKCON New Govardhana Community in Australia. Devotees come from all around the world to hear thoughtful classes, dance in the blissful kirtans and honor the sumptuous feasts offered to the Supreme Lord with love and devotion. This year’s schedule ended up a lot different from previous years as unexpected flash flooding was a prominent theme.
  • Poll: Children Losing Touch with Natural World
    Children have lost touch with the natural world and are unable to identify common animals and plants, according to a survey. Half of youngsters aged nine to 11 were unable to identify a daddy-long-legs, oak tree, blue tit or bluebell, in the poll by BBC Wildlife Magazine.
  • Living Near Green Lowers Anxiety, Study Finds

    People living near gardens, parks and other green spaces have lower rates of anxiety, depression and poor physical health than those living in urban areas, Dutch researchers found.

  • 'Green' Exercise Quickly 'Boosts Mental Health'

    Just five minutes of exercise in a "green space" such as a park can boost mental health, researchers claim.

  • Tribes of Amazon Find an Ally Out of ‘Avatar’
    Stopping the Belo Monte dam in Brazil has become a fresh personal crusade for James Cameron, the director, who came here as indigenous leaders from 13 tribes held a special council to discuss their last-ditch options.
  • Germs in Soil Might Give Learning a Boost

    Mice exposed to the bacteria got through mazes twice as fast, researchers report.

  • Humans Vs. The Environment - A Thought Experiment
    Protecting the environment isn't a "liberal" idea; it's everybody's business. Liberal or conservative, the environment provides life support for us all, and if we fail to recognize that, we are truly doomed as a civilization.
  • Trees, Images, and ISKCON
    We seem to be losing our sense of love for nature. Man and nature, particularly trees, have a natural mutually fulfilling relationship. Man receives the Mother Earth’s bounty, and offers back respect and care. Yet, modern civilization at its worst abuses this relationship, and even at its best tends to make the relationship an economic one.
  • Getting Back to Nature is Child's Play
    Schemes are growing up around the UK that seek to reconnect inner city children with nature by encouraging them to appreciate the bugs and birds on their doorstep. "We want to let people know that they can just go outside their front door to see wildlife," says Isabel MacLennan of Nottinghamshire Wildlife trust.
  • A Hindu Sect Devoted to the Environment
    The settlement — like scores of others that dot this harsh landscape — is populated by members of the Bishnoi, a community that traditionally reveres and protects nature.
  • World Watches While Brazil Balances Booming Economy and Protecting Biodiversity
    Already one of the world's largest suppliers of breathable air, Brazil is an agricultural superpower, poised to become a leading exporter of fossil fuels. The evolution of Brazil's environmental policies is vital to the health of the planet as the country balances (or fails to balance) its booming economy with its responsibility as caretaker of 20 percent of the world's biodiversity.
  • The Storm We Chase

    Sometimes we want to chase the storm. Sometime the storm shows who's in charge and chases us. The power that Mama Nature has over us is a constant reminder of the dark and the light in our personal spiritual journey.

  • Unnatural Solutions Cause More Problems

    Last month a cover of New Scientist had emblazoned on its cover, “Move over nature, we’re taking control” Interesting, I thought. Have they discovered some way of checking the force of hurricanes?

  • New Govardhana Begins Final Stage of Self-Sufficiency Plan

    In the picturesque Tweed Valley in New South Wales, Australia, ISKCON’s New Govardhana farm began work on the final stage of its five-part self-sufficiency plan in late May of this year. Once the plan is complete, it won’t immediately render the community fully self-sufficient; however it will set the farm on the path towards gradually reaching that goal.

  • Nature Is Speaking – With the Voice of Julia Roberts

    A Conservation International film.

  • Nature Is Speaking – Penélope Cruz is Water

    Conservation International video with the voice of Hollywood actress Penelope Cruz. 

  • Nature Is Speaking – Edward Norton is The Soil

    Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford and Ian Somerhalder all join forces to give nature a voice. A short film series by Conservation International.

  • Nature Is Speaking – Lupita Nyong'o is Flower

    A Conservation International film.

  • Nature Is Speaking – Robert Redford is The Redwood

    A video by Conservation International.

  • Dear Future Generations: Sorry

    Prince Ea: An Apology Letter to Future Generations.

  • Man - Animation by Steve Cutts

    Animation created in Flash and After Effects looking at mans relationship with the natural world.

  • ISKCON Devotees Attend Rome Environmental Convergence

    Young religious environmental leaders from around the world, including four ISKCON devotees, attended an environmental “convergence” and march in Rome at the end of June. The event was put on by Our Voices, a New Jersey based international organization created to encourage religious communities to put pressure on political leaders for the upcoming 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

  • North American GBC Supports ISKCON Environmental Initiative

    ISKCON Communications Director Anuttama Das and Bhumi Project Director Gopal-Lila Das presented a proposal for a new ISKCON Environmental Initiative at the North American GBC meetings in Chicago this August. The proposal was unanimously accepted, and if successful will see ISKCON temples reducing waste, and increasing renewable energy use.

  • New Zealand Grants a River the Rights of Personhood

    In a landmark case for the Rights of Nature, officials in New Zealand recently granted the Whanganui, the nation's third-longest river, with legal personhood.

  • "Simple Living High Thinking": Beekeeping for Beginners

    A video by "The Vedic Way." 3D model download:

  • Devotees Attend Environmental Leadership Training

    Three ISKCON devotees participated in a week of faith-based climate change leadership training in New Orleans last month. Gopal-Lila Das from England, Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies’ Bhumi Project, was a facilitator at the training. Joining him as attendees were Sarita Telhan, who works on green initiatives at ISKCON of Washington D.C.; and Archana Prasad, who serves at ISKCON of Towaco, New Jersey and is taking her Masters in environmental/sustainability science.

  • Plants Can See, Hear and Smell and Respond

    Plants perceive the world without eyes, ears or brains. Understanding how can teach us a lot about them, and potentially a lot about us as well.

  • ISKCON Gita Nagari Farm

    Gita Nagari is a 350 acre farm situated in scenic Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The community lovingly engages in farming and caring for their cows, focusing on the Supreme Lord as central to their existence. A video by Ananta Vrindavan. Music "Madhava's Lullaby" by Jahnavi Harrison.

  • The Eight Elements: A New Book by Ranchor Prime

    In the 1960s Ranchor Prime left home to find God. He has been searching through nature and the spirit ever since. In this beautiful book, he reflects on his journey and, one by one, introduces the reader to the eight elements of ancient Hindu cosmology. For more information visit:

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