Bring a Spade Day!

The Sikh community in Leeds will be launching Bring a Spade Day – in a bid to raise £9000 to plant over 550 trees to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.Continue reading “Bring a Spade Day!”

October beckons in the Punjabi month of Katak – ਕੱਤਕ

In the Baramaha shabad in Raag Tukhari in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Guru Nanak Dev ji says about Katak:

……’One who dies in faults and demerits-her death is not successful. But one who dies in glorious virtue, really truly dies. Those who are blessed with devotional worship of the Naam, sit in the home of their own inner being. They place their hopes in You. Nanak, please open the shutters of your door, O Lord and meet me. A single moment is like six months to me’.Continue reading “October beckons in the Punjabi month of Katak – ਕੱਤਕ”

Earth Overshoot Day

Source: Global Footprint Network

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.Continue reading “Earth Overshoot Day”

Gardens of Faith – Sikhi

BBC Radio 4 examines the relationship between different faiths and nature by looking at their gardens. In this episode, Peter France visits the Khalsa Wood project near Nottingham, and discusses Sikhi’s relationship with nature.


With the recent easing of lockdown, and the world returning to the ’new normal’, many of us may have had some time to contemplate and reflect upon the world around us.

This week sees the launch of JHA-GO – a new campaign looking at how many have been using some of their time during lockdown to reconnect with the environment, appreciating nature and rekindling our relationship with Mother Earth.Continue reading “JHA-GO”

Together We Can: Global Collaboration for World Oceans Day


World Oceans Day has been celebrating the ocean on June 8th every year since 2002. And while Covid-19 and social distancing are changing how we recognise our blue planet this year, the need for action is perhaps more important than ever.

Continue reading “Together We Can: Global Collaboration for World Oceans Day”

#WED2020 – Spotlight on Biodiversity

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June to focus the world’s attention on a pressing environmental issue. The Day strives to raise awareness and encourage action for the environment.

It offers an opportunity to reflect on accomplishments and renew our resolve in overcoming the environmental challenges facing the world today. Held annually since 1974, World Environment Day is a vital platform for promoting progress on the environmental dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Continue reading “#WED2020 – Spotlight on Biodiversity”

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Announcement

After careful thought and consideration, in light of the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, we are postponing and rescheduling all upcoming events and activities.

Please keep up to date with latest news and developments by following @ecosikhuk on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

Thank you for your support and understanding in these challenging times.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the ill and affected. We pray and hope for you and your loved ones to stay safe, well and connected.

Nanak Naam Charhdi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮ ਚੜ੍ਹਦੀ ਕਲਾ ॥ ਤੇਰੇ ਭਾਣੇ ਸਰਬੱਤ ਦਾ ਭਲਾ ॥

O Lord Nanak, in thy name, with ascending spirits, may there be peace and well being to all.

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji - The First Embodiment of Divine Light in Sikhi.
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji – The First Embodiment of Divine Light in Sikhi

Gurudwara in Derby goes Plastic Free for Sikh New Year

Min Kaur, BBC Journalist interviews children at Ramgharia Sabha Gurudwara

Ramgarhia Sabha Gurdwara in Derby is starting the Sikh New Year by being one of the first in the UK to go plastic-free.

The children who attend the Gurudwara have been instrumental in lobbying the Gurudwara’s management committee to use alternatives to single-use plastic instead.

The children who attend the Gurudwara have been instrumental in lobbying the Gurudwara’s management committee to use alternatives to single-use plastic instead.

They asked that the management committee to make small changes, to help make a difference to the environment and help combat climate change. 

Karah Parshad (spiritual sweet food blessing made of wheat, ghee, water, sugar and prayers) is now distributed in environmentally friendly paper bags, whilst Guru ka Langar (the Guru’s blessed communal kitchen meal) is served in steel thalis (plates) and glass cups instead of single use plastic.

Prabhjyot Singh, Eco-Sikh UK says:

“The kids have played a huge part in leading the change here. They’ve been absolutely brilliant and have literally taken plastic out of the equation – saying that we don’t want to use plastic, we’d rather use metal plates, paper cups etc…”

Min Kaur, BBC Journalist for Newsround interviewed the children at the Gurudwara about why it was important for them to go plastic free. 

The piece was aired on 14th March to coincide with the Sikh New Year, also known as Sikh Vatavaran Diwas or Sikh Environment Day.