"Guru Nanak was a nature-lover, and in his writings and pronouncements, he always inspired people to look at nature as the divine presence of the Creator and to form a loving relationship with nature," said Dr Rajwant Singh, president of Washington DC-based EcoSikh.
The organisation's goal is to reach out to Sikhs all across the globe to plant 550 trees at 1,820 locations in different parts of the world or in Punjab, as a gift to the entire planet, EcoSikh said in a statement.
"Planting trees to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak will be the best way to celebrate this visionary. We appeal to all Sikh institutions, gurdwaras, and colleges and Punjabi organisations all across the world to take on this initiative to plant trees in their respective locations between now and the end of 2019," Dr Singh said.
EcoSikh plans to launch a special website for people to register all over the world for this task and it would encourage Sikhs to work with their respective governments and local administrations to work out a plan, the statement said.
It will also collaborate with other international environmental organizations and the United Nations.
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