Our Climate, Our Stories

Inspiring a Generation to Align Faith with Environmental Care.

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Our Climate, Our Stories

Our Climate Our Stories is a compilation of essays, stories, and poems written by Black, Indigenous, and youth of color from Canada. This e-book was developed to amplify diverse voices on emotions related to climate change, as well as journeys and experiences, communication, impacts and climate action. Our Climate, Our Stories showcases 20 young Canadian writers along with illustrations developed by Climate Illustrated.

Our Climate, Our Stories

Our Climate, Our Stories is a project of People Planet Pages, a book club run in partnership with EnviroMuslims, Community Climate Council and Books-Art-Music Collective, intended to bring together a community of readers to discuss environmental and social sustainability, to initiate conversations, and to provide skills necessary to live sustainable lifestyles

Our Climate, Our Stories

This project was generously funded by the Rising Youth Grant, a program led by TakingItGlobal. Our teams would also like to express our sincere gratitude to Nature Canada, World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada), David Suzuki Foundation, Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, and Climate Strike Canada for providing a foreword and opening statements to each section of the e-book.

Islam holds a high regard for environmental stewardship and sees it as a religious duty for Muslims to learn about environmental issues and make changes both individually and collectively to protect the natural environment.
There is growing interest from Islamic leaders in Canadian mosques to engage in sustainable practices, and a definite need to provide them with holistic support and guidance to set and achieve sustainability targets and educate mosque users on environmental stewardship. All of the respondents to our survey want their local mosque to join a program that helps them become environmentally friendly by using resources efficiency and reducing costs.
Since mosques serve both as a place of worship and a place to generate economy, education and social cohesion of the community, they serve as an influential medium for spiritually and behaviorally congruent environmental sustainability interventions in Muslim populations, and for improving and maintaining a healthy environment.  In fact, 98.4% of Canadian Muslims surveyed agreed that mosques have an important role in inspiring the Muslim community to care for nature.



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We would also like to express our appreciation to the following illustrators for their creative contributions:

Luise Hesse. Halle, Germany (illustrator and lead designer) @lufie.nesse, post@luisehesse.de

Carolina Altavilla. Buenos Aires, Argentina (illustrator and designer) @caroaltavilla, carolina.altavilla@gmail.com

Jenny Schneider. Boston, USA (illustrator) @Jenny_schneider, jennyschneiderart@gmail.com

Audrey SUAU. Lyon, France (illustrator) @audreysuau_illustration, audreysuau@gmail.com

Satyasree Rajeeth. Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (illustrator) @satyasreerajeeth, sathyasreerajeeth@gmail.com

Zelo Safi. Washington, DC, USA (illustrator) @createdbyz_, createdbyzs1@gmail.com

Orvokki a.k.a. Kaisa Leppäkoski. Turku, Finland (illustrator) @mielenkuvia, @kaisaleppakoski, kaisa.leppakoski@gmail.com

Jenny Caldwell. Olympia, WA, USA (illustrator) @jennycaldwelldesign, @jennypaintswithpixels, jennycaldwelldesign@gmail.com

Nina Clausonet. Chiemgau, Germany (illustrator)@nina.clausonet, nm.clausonet@gmx.de

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