Plastic waste is one of the major pollutants in high altitudes, posing threats to both wildlife and livestock, as well as polluting water resources. While local communities in these landscapes have been resistant to the use of plastic, demand from tourists and economic pressures have compelled them to its use. The project is working with spiritual leaders and monasteries in Sikkim to discourage the use of plastic. During Pang Lhabsol (a festival to worship the deity of Mount Khangchendzonga) in September 2019, the project team worked closely with the local monasteries of worked closely with monasteries like the Tsuklakhnag and Thangu to spread awareness on mitigating plastic use. Plastic packaged offerings were replaced with organic fruits and vegetables. Food was offered in bamboo plates and food wastage was minimized.