Eco-Sikh UK will be holding the 2nd World Sikh Environment Day Conference on Sunday 20th March from 1pm – 2.30pm GMT. The event will bring together academics, activists, campaigners and experts to discuss some of the biggest environmental challenges we face today.
The live event will be webcast to a worldwide audience to drive forward action on combating climate change, global warming and bio-diversity loss. It will also mark the inauguration of Guru Har Rai Ji, whilst observing the new year on the Nanakshahi Calendar.
The conference will commence with a moment of spiritual reflection, followed by a panel of distinguished guest speakers, as well as interactive polls, Q&A session and a mini documentary feature.
Ellen Devine – Wellbeing Projects Manager, Forestry England. For over 100 years, Forestry England has been growing, shaping and caring for over 1,500 of our nation’s forests for the benefit and enjoyment of all, for this generation and the next. Ellen’s work involves connecting people with the wellbeing benefits of forests, helping them to seek adventure, find escape and make memories.
Ravneet Singh – Project Manager, Eco-Sikh Punjab, will be discussing the Guru Nanak Sacred Forests. Also the Miyawaki technique of tree planting that has produced amazing results. Hear more about his vision and progress on reducing pollution in Panjab.
Gurpreet Singh Anand – President, Central Gurdwara (Khalsa Jatha) London (Shepherds Bush Gurudwara), has helped make some brilliant changes in the gurdwaras energy and water efficiencies to save carbon and money. Hear more about challenges opportunities and his personal experience
Pavan Virdee – Marine Biologist & Incredible Oceans, has worked as a marine biologist and is very passionate about our wonderful oceans and sea life. She is going to speak about her experiences in the water, encounters with dolphins and help us be more informed about the problems caused by Plastic Pollution.
The event is free to attend, register now at wsed2022.eventbrite.co.uk – a Zoom link will be sent to attendees one day prior to the event starting.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first embodiment of Divine Light in the Sikh religion, laid the foundation for our sacred vision for the environment stated:
‘Air is our Guru, water is our father, the earth is our mother. They give us life, we sleep in their laps night and day, in which the entire world plays’ (Slok-Japji Sahib SGGSJI, Ang 8)
For further information about the event, or to find out more about Eco-Sikh UK projects contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org