Global warming is the buzz word nowadays. Rising temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns which we now witness are all attributed to it. We have world summits which talk about carbon credits but usually they lay down a path which seems less like a solution but a problem in itself. We, the most intelligent of all the species have probably ended up tinkering too much, so much so that we must now pause and think if we are indeed on a path of modernization or is it a self-destruct button we have already pushed. In an era when there is a dire need of environmental activism with a collective effort required from the entire community, it is apt to talk about the Bishnoi Samaj a sect which has adopted die-hard environmentalism as a way of life, at the heart of which is bountiful love for animals and trees.They are the only Hindu sect which buries their dead in order to conserve trees. They are strict vegetarians and are against killing any animal. This intriguing community must be acknowledged as the pioneer of environmental activism in our country. Hence we were compelled to go for a Bishnoi Village Safari when we were in Jodhpur, just to have a closer look.