Dr. Rajwant Singh is the founder and President of EcoSikh, a global organization working on the climate crisis facing the planet. It has engaged the worldwide Sikh community to take action on environmental issues. He also co-founded the National Sikh Campaign, an initiative to inform Americans about the Sikh identity.
Dr. Rajwant Singh is also the Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), an organization that has worked with the White House and the members of the United States Congress. He organized a large gathering of the Sikhs to interact with political and elected leaders at Capitol Hill. He was instrumental in organizing the first-ever celebration of Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary at the White House in 2009.
Dr. Singh has been interviewed by many media outlets, including CNN. Dr. Singh is a practicing dentist and has four dental clinics in the Washington DC area. Dr. Singh currently resides in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.
EcoSikh operates chiefly in India, and it has chapters in the United States, UK, Canada, and other countries. Worldwide, Sikh Environment Day has become EcoSikh’s main staple to increase environmental actions taken by the Sikh community.
In September 2014, EcoSikh released the first Sikh statement on climate change, which aimed to include Sikhs in the critical environmental dialogue.
Dr. Rajwant Singh envisioned the “Million Tree initiative” to celebrate the 550th birth-anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith. EcoSikh started planting Guru Nanak Sacred Forests (GNSF) in February 2019, and now it has planted over 306 forests in India.
National Sikh Campaign is an initiative to change the way Sikhs are perceived in America and had served as the Senior Adviser to the organization. NSC had hired the marketing teams of Bush, Clinton, and Obama to create a media campaign to educate Americans about Sikhs and Sikhism. This campaign received major awards from the top media industry in the United States.
Clinton, Bush, Obama , and Biden and their respective administrations on various faith-based, social justice, and environmental issues. Singh also initiated the first ever White House celebration of the Birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.
Dr. Singh has represented the Sikh perspective on environment in numerous international forums and has been invited by the Vatican and Buckingham Palace as a Sikh representative.
He has spoken at the United Nations and other environmental forums in the United Kingdom, Greece, Turkey, Japan and Russia. As a co-founder of the Green Pilgrimage Network, Singh has worked to transform pilgrim cities of various faiths to be eco-friendly environments.
In the past, Dr. Singh has held the presidency of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC), which convenes 11 faith communities in Washington, D.C. for dialogue and joint work on critical issues facing the metropolitan area. He is still on the board of the IFC and had received a ‘bridge builder’s award in 2007.
In 2019, Dr. Rajwant Singh helped create the first-ever English Documentary on Guru Nanak in America as a 550th birth- anniversary project! He worked with top documentarians to capture the message of Guru Nanak for the American audience. This film has been shown on over 200 Public TV stations across America and has reached over 80 million households in its nationwide broadcast.