Summer Solstice takes place on the sacred land of Guru Ram Das Puri, which 3HO Foundation rents from Legacy of Yogiji Foundation (LYF). LYF manages the property and makes improvements throughout the year in collaboration with 3HO Foundation. In cooperation with LYF, 3HO Foundation supports sustainable use of Guru Ram Das Puri.
We provide plastic receptacles for recycling, please use them; they are well marked and in convenient areas throughout the sight. Northern New Mexico only recycles number 1 and 2 plastics, and those plastics must be shaped like a bottle. Any other plastic items are considered trash; please dispose of them accordingly. Please respect the process of sustainability that we are trying to cultivate in this Aquarian Age.
We also provide compost bins for scraps from snacks and meals. Please do not throw trash or recycling into the compost bins. Our waste management teams have to go through every bin and pick out the trash before the bins are sent to our compost pile. Please look before you throw something away, all of our bins are clearly labeled. Being conscientous about waste management is of the utmost importance to the health, safety, and operation of camp.
The landfill bin is where the Green Team requests your consideration. In the mindset that "throw away" means landfill, please be aware of what you consider "trash" and what might actually be better suited in the compost or recycling bins.
Recently, LYF installed meters to monitor the water usage at Guru Ram Das Puri. In New Mexico, property is given a set amount of underground water to use on a quarterly basis. Currently, Summer Solstice is just under the allocated amount for the second quarter. As Summer Solstice attendance grows, LYF and 3HO Foundation have implemented water conservation efforts including automatic shut-off faucets and shower head water volume restrictors. The shower head volume restrictors effectively reduce the gallons per minute used from the standard low-flow 2.5 gpm (gallons per minute) to 1.6 gpm. We also use Kohler “energy smart toilets,” which are 1.2 gpf (gallons per flush). We encourage all participants to be mindful of water use, such as making sure that faucets and shower heads are not left dripping. Guru Ram Das Puri is located in the high desert where water conservation is of utmost importance. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in helping to care for this fragile environment.
If you see any of these items left behind, please pick them up and place them in the nearest landfill, recycling, or compost bin, or take them to the lost and found at Hospitality, as appropriate. Valuable items are taken to Security.