Launch of Eco-Amritsar
June 30, 2012; A historic meeting envisaging Eco Amritsar took place in the holy city of Amritsar in June, 2012 which brought together over 200 representatives of religious bodies, city administration, environmentalists, educationists and business leaders to make commitments to make the entire city eco-friendly. EcoSikh played a major role in gathering the diverse audience to launch Eco-Amritsar and also celebrated EcoSikh’s 3rd anniversary.
Check out full press release about the launch and further, link here.
For variety of pictures from launch of Eco-Amritsar, please click here.
Post Launch: In May 2013, EcoSikh started another campaign to celebrate Amritsar Foundation Day bringing all the major stakeholders and organisations of the city to celebrate the day in preserving natural resources and caring city’s environment. Visit our Amritsar Foundation Day page for more information.
November 2011, Amritsar joining the worldwide network of Green Pilgrimage Network at Italy
EcoSikh Amritsar has agreed to join cities around the world associated with the major faith traditions in the Green Pilgrim Cities program, a plan spearheaded by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), as part of the ARC-UNDP collaboration on long term environmental plans by the faiths.
The commitment made by DC KS Punnu, the SGPC and with the blessing of Baba Sewa Singh, honors Amritsar as a city of spiritual and temporal significance for Sikhs, and a city with the tremendous potential to inspire Sikhs to restore their connection to a healthier living environment.
Through Green Amritsar visitors and residents are encouraged to be respectful of the natural environment in accordance with their religious beliefs by helping the City of Amritsar to reduce waste, conserve water, and expand greenery projects through tree plantings and open spaces. The aim is for pilgrims coming to Amritsar to have an experience that is positive about nature, and encourages them to return home with ideas to improve their own footprint, and a sense that being faithful is being gentle to the planet.
Along with Amritsar, cities across the world will be joining in the Green Pilgrim Cities program. Haifa for Baha’is, Assisi for Catholics, Jerusalem for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, cities in Braj, Uttar Pradesh for Hindus, St. Etchmiadzin for Armenian Orthodox and Trondheim for Norwegian Lutherans are among the cities that could become the world’s first Green Pilgrim Cities.
Click here for an inspiring report, exclusive to EcoSikh, about drinking water distribution in Amritsar, and why it is one of the few pilgrim cities where there are almost no plastic water bottles.
Please click the following link to know more about Green Pilgrimage Network
Updates Green Amritsar
Feb, 2012; please click the following link to see the Amritsar Forest Progress Report.