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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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10:46PM PDT on Aug 23, 2011

I hope more religious institutions take notice of this!

1:58AM PDT on Jun 11, 2011

Thanks for the article.

9:11PM PDT on Oct 13, 2010

Thank you...

11:14AM PDT on Oct 11, 2010

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!

11:05AM PDT on Oct 11, 2010


7:37PM PDT on Oct 7, 2010

yes religion and the environment finally common sense

6:27PM PDT on Oct 6, 2010


3:10PM PDT on Oct 4, 2010

I hope more religious establishments would embrace green initiatives.

6:43AM PDT on Oct 2, 2010

Very interesting article, thank u!

3:10AM PDT on Sep 29, 2010

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.

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