Our commitment to the Earth…


At TNG®, we strongly believe the importance of looking after the health of our planet.

We believe we can all make a difference everyday by being mindful of how we relate to our local environment. Leading a sustainable life is our daily commitment and our way to provide for the next generations.

Some insights into how we accomplish this…

Building with locally sourced organic materials

    • We use stones from our river and local wood for building, as well as natural chalk and paint.

Growing sustainable food to feed our community

    • We have over 50 fruit trees and two large organic gardens which provide for the community, and we choose vegetarian diet.

Practicing Bio Forest-Composting

Leftovers of fruits and vegetables are composted to help the soil retain moisture

Protecting daily the Environment in small ways that add up…

    • We produce and use non-invasive laundry detergent and cleaning products to meet our needs
    • We use mulch and other recycling materials to minimize the usage of water for the flowers and vegetable cultures

Recycling everything possible

    • We recycle as much as we can, thus limiting waste and excessive consumption 

Leading a healthy lifestyle

    • The use of smoke and drugs is prohibited on site. 
    • Support local shops and buy in bulk and request paper rather than in plastic.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

    • We install Wood Heating System for buildings, fuelled by our own renewable resources. We adopt low energy devices, such as appliances and lightbulbs.

Smart Water usage

    • Aware of how water is precious and scarce, all usage is done parsimoniously including our Bio-cultures. 
    • The community is provided with well-water equipped with water treatment unit, thus avoiding regular use of plastic water bottles.

Responsible Waste Management

    • With our own recycling and composting system, we manage food waste efficiently
    • We eliminate use of plastic cups and minimizing the use of disposable utensils during large events. Our sewage waste system is sustainable.


    • Use public transport when possible or car sharing.

Cultivation & Manufacture of Medicinal Plants for healing. 


In year 2K, liaising with a local biologist, Theg-Chog Norbu Ling® participated in the reinsertion of local extinguishe species of rare insects. Because of our pristine river, rare water animals and birds are finding a refuge here.