Top 5 Green Houses of Worship (video)

This video shows five unusual and imaginative green houses of worship of five religions:

  • The proposed Park51 Muslim center in lower Manhattan
  • A Buddhist temple in Thailand built entirely of beer bottles
  • A Hindu temple that bans all plastics
  • A LEED certified Jewish temple in Illinois
  • A church in Scotland that has developed its own 10 eco commandments.

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Victoria L.
Victoria L.4 years ago

I hope more religious institutions take notice of this!

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Katherine B.
Katherine B.5 years ago

Thank you...

Vanessa S.
Vanessa S.5 years ago

I currently don't have access to my computer, and my blackberry doesn't have the capabilities to enable me to see the video, but kudos to these houses of worship for taking such a major step in the conservation of our planet. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. I hope it inspires many others to do what they can as well.

I know this has nothing to do with this article, but I am currently trying to help save the lives of several feral cats located in Bridgeport, WV. They will have to be relocated because of a neighbor who claims that the cats are killing/trying to kill his baby chickens. Two adult cats have already been found dead due to being shot, and one kitten is currently missing. We have already found a local horse rescue that is willing to take them in as barn cats. The only problem is that the cats will have to be spayed and neutered prior to moving to their new home, and the horse rescue currently does not have the funds to assist with paying for the surgeries. If anyone is willing to help save these cats, please email me at or to inquire about the many ways available to help, no matter where you are located, or to give advice/suggestions about ways to get help for them.

Thank you!

Clemente V.
Clemente V.5 years ago


James Makowski
James M.5 years ago

yes religion and the environment finally common sense

Nellie K A.
Nellie K. Adaba5 years ago


Derek W.
Derek W.5 years ago

I hope more religious establishments would embrace green initiatives.

Theresa C.
Theresa C.5 years ago

Very interesting article, thank u!

Archana Banerjee
Archana Banerjee5 years ago

Temples, churches, mosques or other religious constructions can not save us, only trees can save mother earth, so why dont we go back to traditional tree worship? Religious architectures are heritage museums. New constructions are not necessary. Trees provide best religious place for us.