Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for Krsna

Protecting New Vrinda-vana, Land of the sacred Tulasi Trees

by Lilasuka dasi

Krsna played with His cowherd boyfriends and the gopis in Vrindavana, where Vrindadevi, or Tulasi, reigns.  We live in New Vrindavana, which is non-different from Vrindavana. We must protect this most precious village, as it is very dear to Lord Krsna.

In this mood, a mixture of a total of seven Brijbasis, long-distance Brijbasis and concerned guests met at the BlueHome Artworks Gift Shop after the Sunday feast to discuss how we can keep the land of New Vrindavana cleaner and free from unnecessary garbage through such things as recycling, and through developing less wasteful daily habits.

In attendance were: Lilasuka, Jesse (Sr.), Krpamaya, Rafael,Thakur (who lives in Moundsville), and two guests who have been here for a couple of weeks and may be staying a while longer, Bethann and Shashi. Charles was supposed to come but did not get back from his weekend trip in time for the meeting.

We brainstormed what we each feel needs to be done to help New Vrindavana at least get back to the standard she was at about 20 years ago, when there were almost 700 residents and when recycling was the norm. (continued below the pictures)


It was an exciting discussion. We invite anyone who is interested to please meet with us next Sunday at the same place, after the feast, at 3 PM. to help us brainstorm and to offer their time and/or expertise and/or ideas.

Funds are available for this, so there is a lot of hope! ECOV has promised to support related projects.  We just have to present exactly what is needed and then start doing it!

In the meantime, we’d like to share with you all some of the places where your recycling can be taken in the local area.  Glass can be taken to Bridgeport, OH, where there are recycling bins underneath the I-70 overpass, just as you get off of Wheeling Island, from Wheeling, across from Moore’s Music. You can take aluminum cans to Strauss Bros in Wheeling, near Kennedy Hardware, close to Jebbia’s. They pay .50 cents a lb for aluminum cans.  Also, Quigley Recycling in Sherrard will take cans.

Please contact Lilasuka if you have questions, or are interested to help at 304-843-1600 ext 106 (office) or her cell at 724-263-5381 or   Thank you.  Hare Krsna.

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