June 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE) has partnered with the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help make our world greener. The three are proud to announce the launch of a new initiative called EcoSikh.

EcoSikh is the Sikh community's contribution to the UNARC Seven Year Plan project, whose aim is to help the world's major religions create long term plans to improve their relationship with the environment. The plans, in which each tradition celebrates its unique relationship with the environment and puts its teachings on ecology into action, will be launched at a major Event at Windsor Castle this November, and will also be used to inform the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen this December.

"EcoSikh provides an unprecedented opportunity for the Sikh community. Throughout our history, Sikhs have been pioneers in environmental work and continue to be so today. EcoSikh will help the community to connect all that is already being done and will enable us to forge new paths toward the creation of a sustainable and eco-friendly planet," said Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairperson of SCORE.