Author: EnviroMuslims

Green Ambassadors

At EnviroMuslims, we are firm believers that there are Muslims across the country that are making decisions in their everyday lives that are benefitting the natural environment – and we want to celebrate them! The Green Ambassador campaign aims to celebrate the diversity of the Canadian Muslim population by sharing the stories of those who are working to protect, nurture, and improve our shared home – Earth. Whether you are an environmental professional working in the field, a student leading sustainability related efforts on campus, a family talking about climate change or consciously decreasing the waste you generate, or an individual [...]

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Our Climate, Our Stories

Creative Writing Contest for BIPOC Canadian Youth Generously funded by the Rising Youth grant As part of the Our Climate, Our Stories creative writing competition, Canadian youth who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) were invited to share stories and their narratives about their lived experiences and personal, cultural and communal responses on Climate Change. The contest, open to people 14-29 years old, ended on December 15, 2020. The top three entries in this writing competition, as selected by an expert panel of judges, will be awarded as follows: 1st place prize: $2002nd place prize: $1503rd place prize: 100 A selection of 20 [...]

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Eco Ramadan Challenge

Eco Ramadan Challenge Ramadan is not only a month for fasting and prayers, it is a month of retrospection. It is a month to assess our year, our actions and try to self-improve – be it spiritually, mentally, physically or emotionally. This past Ramadan, EnviroMuslims set out to engage with the Muslim community around the impacts our actions have on the planet and its finite resources, and to examine alternative actions that would reduce our environmental footprint thus, reducing our collective burden on Planet Earth. EnviroMuslims introduced a 30 day challenge during the month of Ramadan to make changes in our habits [...]

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Mosque Toolkit

The EnviroMuslims team is currently working on a toolkit for mosques across Canada to use when implementing sustainability initiatives within their buildings. The toolkit comprises of resources, videos and communication templates (emails, posters) to help foster sustainable behavior within religious buildings If you are interested in learning more or collaborating on this effort, please email us directly at enviromuslims@gmail.com

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Eco Ramadan Challenge

Ramadan is not only a month for fasting and prayers, it is a month of retrospection. It is a month toassess our year, our actions and try to self-improve – be it spiritually, mentally, physically or emotionally.This past Ramadan, EnviroMuslims set out to engage with the Muslim community around the impacts our actions have on the planet and its finite resources, and to examine alternative actions that would reduce our environmental footprint thus, reducing our collective burden on Planet Earth. EnviroMuslims introduced a 30 day challenge during the month of Ramadan to make changes in our habits to reduce greenhouse [...]

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Carl Hiaasen – Hoot

Book Review: Hoot - Written by Carl Hiaasen Written By: Areej Riaz Hoot packs a whole lot of fun and charm in a couple hundred pages. It revolves around a boy named Roy who has moved to a new place with his parents, is target of a bully, and is having trouble connecting with the place. Until he finds himself in the middle of an adventure, engrossed in unearthing series of mystery incidents led by a mysterious boy, named Mullet Fingers, at a construction site of Mother Paula’s Pancake House.  Roy investigates the incidents, realizes that Mullet Finger is trying to cause disruptions [...]

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Naomi Klein – This Changes Everything

Book Review: This Changes Everything – Written by Naomi Klein Review Written By: Areej Riaz People say don’t judge a book by its cover. This book’s cover said, “Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its era. No logo did so for globalization. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.” Needless to say, I judged the cover. I formed a spontaneous impression about the book which made me grab it and read it cover to cover within a week, curious to find if the book did the trick - if it [...]

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