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1 Being Sikh Is Being Kind To Nature A Sikh Vision for the Environment

2 Our Inspiration: Guru Har Rai Ji Every year March 14, His Coronation day is celebrated as Sikh Environment Day Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat Dara Shikoh (son of Emperor Shah Jahan) was cured by herbal medicines from Gurus Naulakha garden Guru Ji created a wildlife reserve at Kiratpur Sahib Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs visited Kiratpur Sahib for spiritual and physical healing Guru Har Rai inspired Sikhs to plant trees and live in harmony with nature

3 Clean air is a necessity not a luxury Public transport reduces air pollution Walk or use bicycle for short distances Regularly maintained vehicles emits less Caring the Air, pawan Guru Ghat Ghat Poun Vehai Ek Rangee Mil Pavanai Sab Vajaaeidhaa The breath flows equally through every being. Receiving the breath all life survives. Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat

4 Every switch you turn ON, adds coal at the power plant USE energy-saving appliances SAVE the ozone layer and your bills Switch off OR be switched off Caring the Air, pawan Guru Pavanai Kai Vas Dhaehuree Mastak Sach Nisaan The body is under the power of breath, as per the divine will of True Creator. Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat

5 Find a place to plant a tree at Gurdwara, office or at home today! Plant trees: Sarbat-da-Bhalaa.. Create a kitchen garden at your home and Gurdwara Gift a plant at special occasions Caring the Air, pawan Guru Pavanai Paanee Jaanai Jaath Know that the creation was formed through air and water. Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat Each one Plant one

6 How about a water audit at your Gurdwara and institution? Each dripping tap can waste litres per day Check! Report! Repair! Install new toilets that use less than 1.6 gallons water per flush Caring for water, pani pitah Pahilaa Paanee Jeeo Hai Jith Hariaa Sabh Koe First there is life in the water, by which everything else is made green. Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat

7 Use bucket for car wash, it saves over 1,000 liters/wash Reuse waste RO water for cleaning Use glass (200ml) instead of tap (5 liters) to brush your teeth Rainwater harvesting is must in Gurdwaras Caring for water, pani pitah Pavan Pani Agni Asroop He manifests in many shapes through wind, water and fire. Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat Sarovars are natural water reservoirs

8 Caring the Earth, mata dhart Dhart Akaas kiye baisan kau thaao He made the earth and the sky into places to live. Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat Say NO to pesticides Grow, Buy, Eat– Organic ! Compost green waste from your garden and kitchen Develop the open places into parks or mini forests Grow flowers organically invite birds, butterflies, bees and promote bio-diversity Guru Nanak and Uttam Kheti (Natural Farming)

9 Caring the Earth, mata dhart Dharan Akaas Sabh Meh Prabh Paekh Behold God in all the earth and sky. Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat Plastic and Styrofoam are non-biodegradable they pollute land and water Use leaf plates (pattals) or steel thalis at Gurdwaras and Nagar Kirtans Collect trash at langar stalls during Nagar Kirtan, finish your sewa nicely Sikh youth cleaning up at Green Nagar Kirtan

10 How can YOU help live our Gurus vision of protecting the environment???? Apan Hathee Aapnaa Aapae Hee Kaaj Savariae Lets resolve our own affairs. Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat Install steam kitchen, solar heaters and increase green patch in your Gurdwara Make your celebrations Green Clean n Green Nagar Kirtan Celebrate March 14 as Sikh Environment Day Act as if what you do makes a difference

11 Be the Change, Be EcoSikhs! Be sensitive to all living beings and honour the Divine in all Creation Being Sikh means being Kind to the Environment True remembrance lies in reflecting on the teachings of the Guru Pawan Guru Pani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat

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