Zakat is a form of alms-giving treated in Islam as a religious obligation or tax, which, by Quranic ranking, is next after prayer in importance. As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, zakat is a religious duty for all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth.
As the effects of climate change become more evident, and more awareness to it is felt, more than half of U.S. adults (56%) say climate change is the most important issue facing society today, yet 4 in 10 have not made any changes in their behavior to reduce their contribution to climate change, according to […]
The global climate crisis, mainly generated by the biggest fossil fuel corporations in the world, is seriously aggravating the already extensive and heavy set of human rights violations caused by this same industry, warns a report released this Friday, February 7th, by 350.org. The whole report can be found here (links to PDF) and offers […]
You got to love New Yorkers. They are real, and they are often serious. And they like to walk the walk. So New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate now that their elected mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that he will stop all new fossil fuel projects within and serving the city. Great talk, but what are locals doing really?
It’s expected that companies like Shell or BP get jittery are faced with pressures from the world to curb their greenhouse emissions and pollution. They are, in fact, largely responsible for the mess we are in. But like that old saying that came around the internet more than 10 years ago when you find yourself in LA gridlock: you are the traffic.
So a plague of biblical proportions or worse has started in East Africa and it's moving rapidly toward the Middle East and affecting parts of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Food forests for the short term and mitigating climate change for the long-haul is the only way to stop this kind of devastation that will most likely lead to more conflict.
Know your civil rights. You can make climate change, greenhouse gases and the earth burning a persona issue. Find out how.
Barely two months ago, on November 20, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee — a group of representatives tasked with overseeing the administration of justice — finally took action on an issue affecting millions of American citizens: the federal status of marijuana.
The gaming industry stimulates economies by creating jobs and funding non-essential community needs like schools and recreational centers. When we let them into our lives, as well as online gaming, we always have to know where the bigger pieces of the pie are going -- and does this make a sustainable city or community?
How do lazy people and companies declare carbon neutrality? By carrying on in their old ways and by buying carbon credits. This university started in 2009 and they did not take the short-cut. This is how you lead the next generation forward.
Microsoft, Stripe, Goldman Sachs. They are investing billions in a trillions market opportunity. We can thank Greta Thunberg, says the deVere Group. "Greta is not just helping to save the planet - she is reshaping the global investment industry," says the head of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations.
Cacao is a commodity which can very easily be made sustainable. Making sure farmers get paid fairly and that it is grown under organic standards are two ways and on trend in today's market.
Indonesia is a nature lover's delight, but locals still poison fish to catch them, and apply other destructive tools such as fish bombing to catch their daily livelihood. One NGO, the first on the island, is working to educate the locals and save the sea. This Green Prophet writer visited and volunteered with Manengkel Solidaritas to find out what others can learn from the process. The take home message is working with heart.
Israel's natural gas well starts flowing, amid protests and fears over pollution at sea and in the air. Conflict constraints have forced well operators to build rigs closer to shore than normally recommended.
Is there a better time to turn over a new leaf and start new business ventures than the new year? We don’t think so!
The festive season of Christmas and Thanksgiving is a time to give gratitude, share the happy times, and give back to the community in any way possible. As the year comes to an end, you also need to reward yourself for working hard all year to earn yourself and your family a great close to […]
Starting a business can seem like a daunting move, especially with stats out there that claim about half of all startups fail during the first five years. That of course didn’t stop Pedro David Espinoza, who by 19 years old was already the CEO of his own venture, SmileyGo. But as he can tell you, […]
What is regenerative agriculture and how can it be applied to solve so many planetary problems?
Soil can be made and cultivated. To celebrate World Soil Day, start with these soil-friendly tips.
People, including celebrities like to gamble. Some good samaritans hold charity nights and donate all profits to a good cause, like climate change. But when casinos are online and in your home does it motivate anyone, anywhere to do the right green thing?
With our interaction with the internet being often superficial or surface-based, the environmental impact of the internet can easily be ignored. After all, we never have an opportunity to see what makes the internet run, beyond the devices that use it and the routers and modems that support it. As the concern over environmental change […]
When we think of cleaning our home, we often think about the walls, the floor, and the furniture. But what we don’t think about is what surrounds us every single day and influences everything about us: the air we breathe. What we take into our bodies is not limited to the food we eat and […]
Your loved one has passed and you are looking to remove contents and sell the things that were loved in an eco way.
Calculating the impact of surgery on the environment.
The young generation is always the one to make the most changes, as history’s already shown us, and the problem of keeping a more eco-friendly world is not an exception to that.