Pledge by EcoSikh
EcoSikh Pledge of Million TreesTotal Trees Pledged: 1,000,000
Supporting actions: Nursery Development, Data and Technological Tools, Science and Technical Assistance, Tree Protection through Management, Workforce Development, Environmental Education,
EcoSikh is planting 1,820 Guru Nanak Sacred Forests with 550 native trees at each location. These forests are being named after Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith. Each forest is 200-300 square feet with 30-35 native species of trees. 99% of the trees survive and thrive in our forests and the growth of these trees is phenomenal.
About Guru Nanak Sacred Forest Project: Under this project EcoSikh will be facilitating the micro forests in the urban and rural areas of India and especially Punjab with a focus to conserve flora and fauna of the land, preserve the endangered plant species, improve soil biodiversity, air quality and to check the depleting water table of Punjab and many other states in India.
About the Methodology: EcoSikh follows the Miyawaki methodology to create dense forests. Named after a Japanese Botanist, Dr. Akira Miyawaki, this methodology is based on the potential natural vegetation of the area.
Salient features of Guru Nanak Sacred Forest:
– 30 times denser
– 10 times more growth rate
– 100 times more bio-diverse
– 100% organic
– Over 99% survival
– Guaranteed growth of at least 1 meter per year
– Maintenance-free, wild and native forest after 3 years
EcoSikh is confident that the goal of planting 1 million trees can be achieved and importantly, it will have thousands of people in the South Asia region inspired and motivated to take action to save earth.
EcoSikh can train other forest makers and many faith communities to learn urban forest making as well learning how to plant mini-forests on sacred lands such as churches, mosques and synagogues.
EcoSikh is committed to engage masses in South Asia region to plant forests. It would also like to offer help to train other faith communities to on mini-forest plantations.
1,088,622 MT CO2e