ABOUT ECOSIKH CANADA
Partnering with All Canadians to Protect Our Planet!
WE ARE PROUDLY CANADIAN:
Canada is a land of vibrant eco-systems that vastly contribute to the overall health of our planet. We are the second largest nation across the planet with wooded land or forest. The privilege of enduring four annual seasons makes our environment particularly sensitive to changes in the Earth’s temperature. Canada’s terrestrial land swallows large freshwater lakes and rivers while surrounding its east and west flanks by the world’s 2 largest oceans and a grand escarpment of artic glaciers that stretch the north.
The combination of such majestic dimensions result in genuine beauty and picturesque landscapes. This gift to our nation comes with a great level responsibility. Canadians must take ownership and care of our national treasures for sustainability of our planet and for our future generations to enjoy.
Canada’s temperature has increased at 2x the world’s rate, making impacts immense as we move further into this century and beyond.
WE ARE INDEPENDENTLY CANADIAN:
EcoSikh Canada Inc. is an independent not-for-profit environmental organization operating across Canada. Our organization promotes and facilitates unification of the Canadian Sikh Community in climate action.
WE ARE PROUD CONTRIBUTORS TO CANADIAN CLIMATE ACTION PROGRAMS:
We are proud environmental contributors that provide opportunities for the Canadian community to engage in educational, partnership and participation programs and events that align to the Canada’s Climate Plan.
Additionally, the work done by our organization contributes in metrics to the 1 Trillion Trees Campaign (World Economic Forum), 1 Million Trees (Global Sikh Community) and Guru Nanak 550 Tree Planting Forests projects.
WE FOLLOW SIKHI PRINCIPLES:
SERVICE TO HUMANITY, HONESTY & RIGHTEOUS LIVING AND LOVE WAHEGURU AND ALL CREATION:
At EcoSikh Canada, we live in line with the teachings of our 10 Beloved Gurus taught us.
The fundamental principles of love, respect, honesty, integrity, equality, service to humanity, and rightful living. To live this way is in whole, honoring and remembering Waheguru at all times and all that is His.
It is through these lessons, we align to Hukam and create and provide a better world through our efforts.
To be able to channel a negative to positive, to encourage families/communities to work together at our events, to share in God's beauty and provide a better world for tomorrow...one of Unity, Peace and Love.
We aim to be more inclusive and diverse in our events through partnership to make a better world for all. We are one human race and all God's children.
As a response to Climate Change, Sikhs across the globe are planting to honour Sikh faith founder, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, and the teachings of our Gurus on the environment by following basic principles of our faith. One such event program that has gained significant movement globally is the planting of Guru Nanak 550 forests at tree planting events aimed to plant a targeted 550 trees.
HOW WE HELP CANADIANS AND CONTRIBUTE TO GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION:
With Climate Change a top priority in Canada and across the globe, EcoSikh Canada has made it our duty to grow awareness on Climate Change within all geographies and populations in Canada and include all Canadians in CLIMATE ACTION.
Through strong partnership with all Canadians, educational activities and active service, EcoSikh Canada services to protect Canada, and the world, from incrementally detrimental effects of Climate Change.
ECOSIKH CANADA'S MISSION STATEMENT
EcoSikh Canada connects Sikh values, beliefs, and institutions to the most important environmental issues facing our world.
Through engaging all Canadians in partnership, education and service, we can take on climate change and protect our planet for future generations enjoy.
ECOSIKH CANADA'S VISION STATEMENT
‘Air is the Guru, Water the Father, and the Earth is the Great Mother’
‘Pavan Guru Pani Pita, Mata Dharat Mahat !’
ਪਵਣੁ ਗੁਰੂ ਪਾਣੀ ਪਿਤਾ ਮਾਤਾ ਧਰਤਿ ਮਹਤੁ ||
~ Guru Nanak Dev Ji
All of God’s creations are equal, and we have an intrinsic sensitivity to each other in the natural world.
A sustainable, more just society is possible, where water, air, land, forests, and biodiversity remain vibrant and our planet is nurtured to a healthy balance.