EcoSikh is a response from the Sikh community to the threats of climate change and the deterioration of the natural environment.
In 2010, it had launched the celebration of the Sikh Environment Day on March 14 marking the Gurgaddi Diwas of Guru Har Rai ji. This has captivated the imagination of the Sikhs all across the world. Hundreds of gurdwaras, schools, and colleges have joined to celebrate 7th Guru’s vision this year and they have taken green actions. This worldwide activity surpassed last year’s count of 4100 hundred institutions marking this day.
During the last couple of months, the Sikh community has been very active in environmental activity throughout the world.
- Established in 16 Nations
- 22 districts of Punjab
- 18 Indian states
- 9 Gurdwaras switched to steel thalis including GGSF, banned styrofoam
- 4 historical gardens revived; Naulakha, Nabha Sahib, Baouli Sahib, Patto Hira Singh Wala
- Plantation at four national forests in Hong Kong, Kenya, Derby UK and Maryland
- Flower shows, katha-kirtan on nature, bicycle rallies, kitchen gardens, clean-ups
- Buta prasad gone viral
- Green Holla Mohalla Green kitty parties started