What is Guru Nanak Sacred Forest?

EcoSikh connects Sikh values, beliefs, and institutions to the most important environmental issues facing our world. We draw on the rich tradition of the Sikh Gurus and the Khalsa Panth to shape the behaviour and outlook of Sikhs and the world, ensuring that our deep reverence for all creation remains a central part of the Sikh way of life. EcoSikh is a US-based 501 (c)3 status and with Indian 80G benefits charitable institution. EcoSikh has taken up the task of reforestation and conservation of biological diversity by planting micro forests (aka Guru Nanak Sacred Forests) in Punjab and other states and reviving native forest species of the region. 303 micro forests comprising of 1,67,000 thriving wild trees have been planted in Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir. So far more than 100 native, rare and endangered, wild forest species have been conserved as live seed banks in these forests made with the Miyawaki Methodology. The list of species is well researched through forest surveys; verified and validated by renowned experts, and by referring to various research papers. These forests are made with 100% organic material and have more than a 95% survival rate. They attract many native species of birds, insects, and small creatures who feel secure enough to make them their habitat.

Air Pollution : The Reality Of Punjab
Watch the virtual conference to get insights from the experts about the current air pollution scenario in Punjab and how we can save our future generations.
Punjab: Land of the Five Drying Rivers
Directed by Sirjaut Kaur Dhariwal
Kudrat Creations

A matriarch in her 90s recounts her experiences with the introduction of genetically modified organisms to her homeland. Using her farming village as a case study, the film explores the social and environmental degradations wrought by seeds forced onto the people of northwest India. An OFFICIAL SELECTION of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital 2020.

Guru Nanak Sacred Forest in Defense to India's Extreme Pollution
A video by Pluc TV & EcoSikh

In defence of extreme pollution in India, EcoSikh along with Afforestt is planting Guru Nanak Sacred Forests. Thus far,  Guru Nanak Sacred forests made by EcoSikh have been planted in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra, Gujrat, Delhi, Chandigarh, and Jammu.

Engaging punjab's youth to care for nature

EcoSikh, a Washington-based environmental organization, appeals to Sikhs around the world to celebrate World Sikh Environment Day on March 14, 2018. March 14th is an important day for Sikhs as it marks the enthronement day of the seventh Sikh Guru, Guru Har Rai, who is remembered for his love of nature and care for animals. EcoSikh has facilitated the celebration of World Sikh Environment Day since 2010.

Journey with EcoSikh

This video contains accomplishments and achievements of EcoSikh and the journey so far.  EcoSikh is an international Sikh environmental initiative that was launched in 2009 at Windsor Castle as a response to United Nation’s call to the world religions to protect the earth. Our mission is to spread Guru Nanak’s message of environmental love and to engage Sikhs globally on the critical issue of climate change. We promote practical ways to implement the message of gurbani for planet conservation.

EcoSikh: A Sikh Response to Climate Change

A review of EcoSikh efforts in 2015 to combat climate change and engage Sikhs around the world to take environmental action.

Header photo: Sikhs partake of the healing waters of the sarovar at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, Patiala