Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has received the Green Apple Awards for Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Award 2016 in UK. The award, instituted by the Green Organisation, UK, was received by Radha Mohan Prabhu on behalf of GEV for its green building initiatives at a function held recently at London in UK, a release said on Wednesday.
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Spread across 100 acres, GEV is a sustainable farming community and retreat centre located near Mumbai. ISKCON Spiritual Leader Radhanath Swami Maharaj said, “ISKCON’s GEV is one such initiative where 100 per cent recycling is demonstrated. Everything that is produced is consumed and recycled into bio-reusable material.”
On the occasion, GEV was also honoured as the International Green World Ambassador, the release said. Set up in 1994, the Green Organisation is an independent, non-profit, non-political, environment group, dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting best environmental practice around the world.