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An Invitation: EcoSikh invites you and your Gurdwara/ Institution to join Sikhs all over the world in celebrating March 14th as 4th Sikh Environment Day. This important day marks the New Year in the Sikh calendar and the Gurgaddi Diwas of our Seventh Guru, Sri Guru Har Rai Ji, who is remembered in Sikh history for his deep sensitivity to nature and its preservation.
Help us reach the goal of 2000!
A Goal of 2,000: This year, we have set an ambitious target of 2,000 Sikh bodies marking this day with major initiatives, ranging from tree planting, to clean-ups, bicycle rallies, water campaigns to starting initiatives to ban plastics and disposables and switching to steel thalis, to planting gardens, and turning to organic food. We also encourage Sikh business to take green measures to make their companies green to mark this special day.
Volunteers: Volunteers in Punjab and worldwide have contributed immensely through the Sikh institution of sewa to help out with EcoSikh’s mission and programs. It is through the continued support of dedicated volunteers that EcoSikh strives to engage in grassroots work that makes a real difference in our environment. Everyone is welcome to volunteer with our organization and create Sikh Environment Day programs at their local Gurdwaras. To volunteer click here.
Gurdwaras and their role in spreading the message of Guru Har Rai ji: Since 2011, on March 14th, hundreds of Gurdwaras across India, the United States, Canada, England, Australia, and the world have taken part in this celebration by singing shabads focused on the environment, holding ceremonial tree plantings, and encouraging children to share reflections on the environment and Sikhism with the sangat. Gurdwaras around the world are also coming up with their own creative ways to celebrate the day, through children’s environmental art displays, environmental nagar kirtans, recycling drives for used goods, and by creatively reducing the use of energy and water.
Only Sikhs do it!: It is a sheer joy to share the pride of being the only community in the world who has one such special day in a year when we get together; think, plan and act for environmental preservation and conservation.
Please register your individual or institutional participation by the following link: Registration form
Every Gurdwara can make a difference!
We believe that every Gurdwara can make a difference in sharing the message of ‘Pavan Guru, Pani Pita, Mata Dharat Mahat’ with their sangats. By joining the celebrations, you will be helping in restoring peoples’ relationship to the air, land, and water systems through careful reflection on the words of the Sikh Gurus enshrined in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Please feel free to contact the EcoSikh team with any questions or use the contacts below. We look forward to hear from you.
Guru Ang Sang !!
Dr. Rajwant Singh
Project Manager, EcoSikh
Sikh Environment Day-2013: Our past Sikh Environment Day celebrations have been a huge success and have received much support worldwide. Read the success of Sikh Environment Day 2013.
Resolution by the Five Takhats for Sikh Environment Day: In March 2013, all the five takhats (spiritual seats of authority in Sikhism) endorsed and passed a resolution that Gurgaddi Diwas (coronation day ) of the 7th Sikh Guru, Guru Har Rai, should be celebrated as a Sikh Environment Day each year especially ‘in light of the rising global environmental crisis’. Read the original message in Punjabi from Sri Akal Takhat Sahib.
After the celebrations: You can share your stories, pictures and videos to us for an online exhibition on EcoSikh website.