Awards & Achievements
Govardhan Ecovillage has been consistently recognized at numerous international and national conferences and environment forums. It has received many awards, citations, and best paper presentations at prestigious forums such as Green Apple Foundation, UK, SKOCH, Asian Sustainability Leadership Awards, CII, FICCI etc. Govardhan Ecovillage is in complete harmony with nature and ecology and recently won the UN award for the top Eco-Village retreat facilities in all of Asia, the most prestigious award in the field.
For promoting Eco-Tourism as a Catalyst for Rural Development
On 18th January 2017, Govardhan Ecovillage was honored with the Global Award for Excellence in Innovation, representing the project Eco-tourism as a Catalyst for rural development, at the UNWTO Awards 2017 in Madrid, Spain. The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. Govardhan Ecovillage is committed to promoting tourism as a tool in achieving the sustainable development goals, geared towards reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development worldwide.
Appreciating Exceptional Environmental Initiatives and Achievements
Govardhan Ecovillage received this prestigious award by Water Digest, a news portal on water management. The popular wellness retreat received this award in 2017 in the ‘Best Water NGO-Water Education’ category. The award was presented on March 22 in New Delhi to Vrajendra Nandan Prabhu, ISKCON India Communications Head. Water Digest Awards are India’s most illustrious platform to honor and appreciate exceptional environmental initiatives and achievements.
Promote, Encourage & Recognize Innovations & Contributions in the Field of Water, Environment & Humanity
Govardhan Ecovillage received the Aqua Excellence Award for the category of ‘Outstanding Contribution towards the cause of Sustainability – Social Sector’ in the IX World Aqua Congress (WAC). The Award Ceremony was conducted during the inaugural session IX World Aqua Congress, Conference on Water & Environment on the 26th & 27th November 2015 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Govardhan Ecovillage received this award from Sushri Uma Bharti – Minister of Water Resources.
Living in Harmony & Developing Spiritual Ecology
Govardhan Ecovillage received the ‘Spirit of Humanity’ Award, instituted by AmeriCares, a non-profit organization working for disaster relief and global health, in the ‘livelihood’ category. According to its Founder, HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj, the Ecovillage has taught many people to live in harmony with the environment, developing a ‘spiritual ecology’ that can bring about tangible and positive changes within the people and the way they interact with the planet’. This award is just the testimony of that.
Enable Sustainable Built Environment for All
Govardhan Ecovillage received this prestigious ‘Green Platinum Award’ through its Director, Gauranga Das, instituted by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), during the Green Building Congress 2017 at Jaipur. Govardhan Ecovillage received this award for its relentless efforts in enabling the sustainable built environment for all. The IGBC has been established by the CII to enable the sustainable built environment for all.
Built Environment & Architectural Heritage Award 2016
Govardhan Ecovillage received the Green Apple Awards for Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Award 2016 in the UK. The award instituted by the Green Organization, UK was received by Radha Mohan Prabhu on behalf of GEV for its green building initiatives at the function held at London in the UK. Govardhan Ecovillage is one such initiative where 100% recycling is demonstrated and everything that’s produced is consumed and recycled into the bio-reusable material.