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Britain’s First State Funded Hindu Primary School to be Eco Friendly

Krishna-Avanti school, the first government-funded Hindu primary in United Kingdom, will echo Hinduism’s deep rooted link with Nature. The school is due to open in 2008 and is partnered with ISKCON. According to Times Education Supplement, the school will have a grass-covered roof and toilets that use rainwater. The school will use electricity from solar energy and an underground water tank to regulate temperature.

The Supplement reports

The school building will be surrounded by plants with religious significance such as fig and neem trees and money plants. The roof, planted with grass-like sedum, will change from green to pink and yellow according to the seasons. It will also produce plenty of butterfly-attracting nectar.