ISKCON going green; to develop all its temples across the world as the ‘Green Places of Worship’

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness or popularly known as ISKON is working closely with Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)  in order to turn the ISKCON temples across the world as the Green Places of Worship.

The announcement has come in the wake of the society bagging the Indian Green Building Council Green Champion Award 2020 after its two projects, namely, ISKCON’s Govardhan Eco-village and ISKCON Chowpatty Mandir in Mumbai, have achieved the platinum level IGBC green certification.

ISKCON Chowpatty Mandir
ISKCON Chowpatty Mandir

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The society has also planned to design and operate University of Bhaktivedanta Research Centre as a green campus.

ISKCON was unanimously chosen as the winner of the prize, under the category of Pioneering Institution in sensitizing the masses by going green, which it received during the 18th edition of Green Building Congress.

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“Our founder Acharya Srila Prabhupada instructed us that we should follow the principles of ‘simple living and high thinking’ included within that is care for the environment,” Anuttama Das, global communications director for ISKCON said in a statement. “In our 700 temples around the world, we are trying to promote this principle of sustainability and learning how to protect the Earth. This award honoring us for those efforts is really appreciated."

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