Mayapur Clean & Green, an environmental initiative led by Murari Mohini Devi Dasi, has embarked on a mission to strategically position 108 Mayapur Clean and Green recycle bins throughout the whole of Mayapur.
17 January 2024- At their annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released a "Faith in Action" report to world leaders gathered at the iconic event. According to the WEP press release, the report "offers examples of businesses partnering with faith-based groups to support vulnerable populations and address the world’s interconnected crises." Among the eight case studies highlighted is a new partnership between the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and the Haribol food company. The recognition of ISKCON-Haribol as a case study inspired by Vedic values illustrates the promise of meaningful partnerships between faith communities and the private sector to address complex global challenges.
In an alignment of spiritual vision and environmental stewardship, The Braj Kund Restoration Project, created to restore the deteriorating quality of kundas in the Braj region, reflects the essence of sustainable development and holistic conservation. For the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) community, this initiative transcends the boundaries of ecological restoration; it signifies a sacred duty to preserve the sanctity of Braj – a place intrinsically connected to the divine pastimes of Lord Krishna.
Mayapur Clean & Green, an environmental initiative led by Murari Mohini Devi Dasi, recently welcomed new devotee volunteers who enthusiastically contributed to the cleaning activity for several days and helped raise funds for the laborers. Their service highlights the challenges of a rapidly expanding population in Mayapur without a matching infrastructure, waste management resources, financial support, and more volunteers to keep the Holy Dham clean and safe.
In July, ISKCON News reported that Krishna devotee Gopal Patel (Gopal Lila Das) was invited to speak at TED's Countdown Summit, the invite-only gathering held in Detroit, Michigan, on July 11-14th. His presentation is now available online.
"Mayapur Clean & Green" is taking initiatives to plant new trees and protect the ones in the holy Dham. The team, headed by Murari Mohini Devi Dasi, has successfully collaborated with local educational institutions with the requisite space.
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.