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

A New Initiative to be More Eco-Friendly!

12:48:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav) , , 13 comments

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.

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)


Rasa said...


You had me going there. I just read the first few paragraphs and was like, No Way!!

Sherry said...

lol, now that was a good one!

Keshav said...

Yahoo! More victims!!! ;-)

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Keshav said...

BRILLIANT!!! It's great to see devotees at ISKCON Dallas have a sense of humour as well! :o)

Nityananda Chandra Das said...

it was real idea of a brahmacari friend of mine who talked about it years ago. :)

Keshav said...

LOL!!! Well, luckily devotees in Toronto have not been buzzing about toilet paper. This was all us! LOL!

anshkid said...

hahahaaa LOL! got me :P

Nityananda Chandra Das said...

I printed up your blog post as a temple announcement today and put in the devotees mailboxes in the neighborhood.


Keshav said...

@ANSHKID... wonderful!!! another victim!!!

@NITYANANDA-CHANDRA - HILARIOUS!!! Glad to see we pranked some Dallas devotees, too! We batted around a few ideas for April Fool's jokes. The other ideas included a devotee donating a Hummer to the temple and a Sunday School kid who had been left behind last week and is still waiting to be picked up. :o)

Madri Devi Dasi said...

Hilarious... especially the part about the grace period.. devotees bringing their own toilet paper? gotta be a joke.

Keshav said...

Glad you enjoyed the prank! As you can see, we certainly feel that humour has a place in Krsna consciousness!

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