How could we use the climate crisis as inspiration to develop innovative leadership, creativity and indeed more beauty in the world? Here is one of the most inspiring examples I have yet seen.
Fifty years ago a beer company looked at reshaping its beer bottle to be useful as a building block. It never happened, so Buddhist monks from Thailand’s Sisaket province took matters into their own hands and collected a million bottles to build their Buddhist temple.
Mindfulness is at the center of the Buddhist discipline and the dedication and thoughtfulness required to build everything from the toilets to their crematorium from recycled bottles shows what creativity and elbow grease can accomplish.
Turning waste into wonder
The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple is about 400 miles northeast of Bangkok in the city of Khun Han close to the Cambodian border. Using Heineken bottles (green) and Chang Beer bottles (brown) the monks were able to clean up the local pollution and create a useful structure that will be a visual reminder to the scope of pollution and the potential we can make with limber minds.
Perhaps this will give us some ideas for sacred green dwellings, whilst transforming what is ugly into a celebration of life? After all, in beauty there is no waste.
Thanks to GreenUpgrader