Strength in Numbers: The Million Tree Project

April 10, 2019

Trees, plants, and all that is inside and outside is God.
— Siri Guru Nanak Sahib (SGGS,, Raag Gauri, pp 223)

Image Courtesy of EcoSikh

Commemorating the 550th  year since the birth of the Sikh religion’s founder Siri Guru Nanak Sahib, the global community of Sikhs has begun a mission to plant a million trees as “a gift to the planet.” The project is already well underway, with tens of thousands of trees planted in South Asia, where Sikhs intend to plant 550 saplings in every village in the north Indian state of Punjab. Sikhs in the United Kingdom, Kenya, Australia, and the United States have also taken on the challenge, with plans to plant trees on school grounds, as well in as parks and recreation areas. The project will use native species to help establish small sustainable forests in 1,800 locations throughout the world.
Learn more about this project from the article Sikhs aim to plant million trees as ‘gift to the planet’ published on April 5th on The Guardian.
All images are courtesy of EcoSikh.org, explore more images at Guru Nanak 550

An Invitation
On behalf of the Parliament of the World’s Religions and the Climate Action Task Force, we invite interfaith colleagues to be inspired by the global Sikh community and challenge your own faith and spiritual communities to carry out your own version of The Million Tree Project. Are you already involved? Share it with the Parliament by emailing us at info@parliamentofreligions.org or tagging us on social media @parliamentofreligions


Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions is headquartered in the City of Chicago, the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, and other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox. 

PoWR recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land. We remain committed to the advancement of dignity and justice for Indigenous Peoples’ and their communities in the region and around the world.


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