Meet Me in St. Louis for Sukkah City 2011

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Inspired by last year’s Sukkah City in NYC (see one of the past designs above), St. Louis is hosting its own sukkah design competition this year. With the Jewish high holidays fast approaching, some of us are thinking about honey recipes, sustainable festive meals, and sukkahs (or temporarily erected shelters).  The folks over at Washington […]

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All New Mosques In Qatar Will Be Eco-Mosques

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Qatar is currently in the process of issuing new guidelines which mean that all new mosques built in the country will be more environmentally friendly From its humble beginnings during the time of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) to modern incarnations, such as those futuristic designs envisaged for the green mosque of Cambridge, the Eco-Mosque has […]

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The Passing Of A Green Muslim – Ayman Ahwal

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We celebrate the Muslim environmental campaigner and green activist Ayman Ahwal (right) who passed away last week I think it’s fair to say that Ayman Ahwal was not your average Muslim. A British Muslim convert, he worked tirelessly to support tree-planting projects in Indonesia, campaign for clean streets in his hometown of Birmingham in the […]

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Greenpeace Lebanon’s “Generation C”: Young, Connected, and Making a Difference

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From a small office on Bliss Street in Beirut, overlooking the Mediterranean sea, a small team of young Lebanese activists are busy trying to expose environmental injustices, change attitudes, recruit volunteers, lobby and fundraise, in a country where every day politics often comes in the way of any environmental reform. Fresh out of college, Campaigner […]

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Interview: Pitfalls of Environmental Journalism in the Middle East with Najib Saab

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Rola chats with Najib Saab about the pitfalls of environmental journalism and advocacy in the Middle East For those with any interest in the environmental issues in the Arab world,  “Al- Bia Wal-Tanmia” is a familiar name. Started in 1996, the only Pan Arab environmental magazine was the precursor of the Arab Forum for Environment […]

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