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Environmental Aims 

Our Environmental Impact

Our Abbot Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche has provided detailed advice on how to be more environmentally friendly to all his various monasteries and Centers' worldwide. Care of the natural environment has always been high on the agenda for Lama Yeshe Rinpoche. With a far reaching vision, the Holy Isle project maintains the spiritual value of the island, and functions as a Centre for World Peace and Health to restore and conserve its natural ecology. Similarly, in all the Kagyu Samye Ling and Kagyu Samye Dzong Centres efforts are being made to conserve and preserve our previous environments. 





In Kagyu Samye Dzong London we actively take steps to reduce negative environmental impact. Efforts were made whilst renovating this Grade 2 listed building to insulate rooms thoroughly. Whatever heat is produced by the heating systems, stays around much longer. Secondary glazing has also been installed on many of the windows around the building, including all public areas and both shrine rooms.  


Solar Powered

There are 60 solar panels on the top of the centre's roof that help us to reduce our carbon footprint by powering our centres electricity needs during the day. When the sun is shining brightly the solar panels supply all of our energy needs, taking of us completely off grid. Surplus energy produced by the panels is sent back into the national grid making our Bermondsey Temple a mini renewable energy power station.


The Centre is signed up to the 'Feed in Tarif' so there rewards for or every unit of electricity produced. The 3 solar hot water heaters provide all our bathrooms with hot water.

The Centre is a client to a Green Fuel Company. They are providing us with 100% renewable electrical energy generated from wind and solar farms dotted around the country.

Green Gas
We have also migrated our gas over to a Green Fuel Company who are looking to supply the national grid with gas produced from Grass which is more environmentally friendly then normal gas. 

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