Through the wishes of His Holiness the 17h Gyalwang Karmapa, OrgyenThinleyDorje, Tara Abbey formed an ecology club to protect the environment and conserve fuel and electricity. All the garbage is separated and recycled. Compost is onsite. Lights are turned out and electricity used minimally.
Old robes are turned into tote bags and shopping bags, even sacks for buying large quantities of food. A large garden for growing vegetables and fruit trees provide much needed nutrition. More fruits and dried fruits were offered for the feast offering. Chocolates and sweets were forbidden because of the plastic covers. Usage of plastics and chewing gum are also restricted in the Abbey compound.
Ecology club brings environment awareness program to the neighbor and clean the Swayambhu circles every year during the world environment day together with other Kagyu monasteries. Members of Ecology club attend many important conferences of the environment issues specially the conference that is called by His Holiness The 17th Gyawang Karmapa and that of WWF.