From the Archives

From the Archives: A 1995 ISKCON GBC (Governing Body Commission) Resolution on Environmental Sustainability 20 1995: Fostering a more simple and natural way of life is one of the founding principles of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. The members of the Society are therefore committed to helping solve the planet’s environmental problems. These include […]

From the Archives

From the Archives: An ISKCON GBC (Governing Body Commission) Resolution from 2019 on Single-Use Plastic 21 2019: Whereas plastic is often used once-off and then thrown away; whereas the lifetime of plastic varies from 50 years to more than 1000 years; whereas plastic contaminates mother earth and her inhabitants; whereas many ISKCON temples use plastic […]

ISKCON Environmental Initiative Guides Temples in Implementing Environmental Practices

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News, May 2021.  On Earth Day (April 22nd, 2021), ISKCON’s North American Council passed a resolution endorsing the work of the ISKCON Environmental Initiative (IEI), and encouraging “adoption of the environmentally sustainable practices promoted by the IEI by all ISKCON temples and communities.” The IEI, which has developed guidelines for […]

ISKCON Copenhagen City Garden Yields Fresh Produce Year Round

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News, Sept 2017.   Near the ISKCON temple in Copenhagen, Denmark, a 200 square-meter garden plot provides the Deities and devotees with fresh organic produce year round. Its success offers a great example for urban temples, as well as a more sustainable model for rural ISKCON projects. Temple president Lalitanatha […]

New Vrindaban Residents Grow Gardens For Food Security Amid COVID-19

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News, May 2020.   According to NPR, fear of food shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred people on to plant more vegetable gardens; while community supported agriculture programs (CSAs) are booming. In New Vrindaban, West Virginia, ISKCON’s first rural community which Srila Prabhupada earmarked as an example of sustainability […]

Environmental Organization Bhumi Global Launched on Earth Day

By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News, April 2021   On Earth Day (April 22nd), as US President Joe Biden hosted a virtual summit of world leaders to address the global climate crisis, Bhumi Global, a new non-profit environmental organization based on Hindu principles of environmental care, was launched. Bhumi Global builds on the work of […]