As many of our regular temple-goers know, the temple decided last year to begin using steel plates during our weekly Sunday Feasts to reduce the amount of disposable plates used by our community. At that time, a special committee was formed at the temple to make recommendations about new environmentally-friendly initiatives that our community can undertake.
Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple
Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The Hare Krishna temple would like to announce that, in an effort to reduce our temple's eco-footprint (and also to go to a more Vedic way of hygiene), we will no longer have toilet paper in the temple washrooms. We encourage people to use water for personal cleansing after using the washroom.
According to environmental statistics, the average person will use a total of 20,805 sheets per year! That is quite the burden on the environment. We hope that this humble effort will do it's part to reduce that impact.
While the Hare Krishna temple acknowledges that this may be an unpopular decision at first (similar to our switch to the use of steel plates), we hope our community will support this effort to help the environment.
To allow for an adjustment period, devotees will be allowed to bring their own toilet paper from home to the temple for the next 90 days as a grace period. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to let us know.
For those of you who figured we are too spiritual to play tricks on you, we'd like to wish you a Happy April Fool's Day!!! We promise the washrooms will be stocked with toilet paper... we promise! (Check out last year's April Fool's joke)