Sikhs all around the world to plant 1 million trees for the 550th birthday of founder Guru Nanak Dev ji
EcoSikh , a Washington DC-based NGO committed to environment protection, launched a world-wide campaign to plant one million trees to help the environment and mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the founder of Sikhism.
EcoSikh collaborates with thousands of Sikh Gurdwaras and institutions all over India, Malaysia, Pakistan, the US, UK, Australia, France, Hong Kong, Norway and many other countries. The Sikh diaspora has taken on the challenge and tens of thousands of trees have already been planted.
Sikhs living in Punjab, India – where a majority of the world’s Sikh population resides – are planning to plant 550 saplings in every village. Trees have been planted in India and also in the UK, US, Australia and Kenya.