Environmental Anthropology

EcoDharma Project: Greening the North American Hindu and Jain Temples

EcoDharma Project in Collaboration with HASC, GreenFaith, and Pluralism Project

The Almighty is Omnipresent every where in the universe, including planet earth. Take only what you need from the bounties of planet earth; sacrifice greed so every one's needs are also met; do not plunder, do not hoard. Whose property is it after all? It all belongs to God. -   Source: Hindu scripture: Ishopanishad 1.1
UNT in collaboration with the Hindu American Seva Communities (HASC), Harvard University's Pluralism Project, and Green Faith is working with temples and places of worship across the nation to reduce the carbon footprint. The EcoDharma initiative was launched in July 2011 at the White House.
We are working with select partners in this national greening effort and sharing several resources such as "Greening of Puja" guide book, Community Gardening and other ways to be eco-friendly.
The temples working with us are:
  1. Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Lanham, MD 
  2. Hindu Temple of Minnesota, MN
  3. Hindu Temple in Mahwa, NJ 
  4. DFW Hindu Temple, Irving, TX
  5. DFW Jain Temple, Dallas, TX
  6. North Texas Hindu Mandir, Dallas, TX
  7. Shri Ram Mandir, Plano, TX
  8. Charlotte Hindu Temple, Charlotte 
  9. Allentown Temple, Allentown, PA
  10. Sri Siva Vishnu Temple - Pittsburgh, PA
  11. Hindu Temple - Raleigh
  12. Anoopam Mission, PA
  13. Sringeri Shankaracharya Temple, PA
  14. Hindu American Temple & Cultural Center Inc, NJ
  15. Krishna Vrundavan, NJ