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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Ramadan: The Time To Go Green Is Now

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As the holy Islamic month of fasting approaches, why not prepare for a greener Ramadan now? There are literally a couple of days left till Ramadan starts, so I want to make a last ditch attempt to encourage Muslims to go green in the holy month of fasting. Whilst Tafline explored the darker side of […]

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Palestine’s Aspirations For A Green Ramallah

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The cultural and political heart of Palestine, the city of Ramallah, wants to improve its green credentials As well as hosting Palestine’s first environmental festival this year and assisting the construction of the country’s first green city named ‘Rawabi’, Ramallah has aspirations to be an environmentally friendly city of its own. The municipality of Ramallah […]

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Interfaith Climate Change Forum to Take Place Today in Jerusalem

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Muslim, Jewish, and Christian leaders are meeting today in Jerusalem to discuss climate change and launch the new Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development. Leaders of the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian faiths will be convening this morning in Jerusalem to speak out about climate change at an Interfaith Climate Change Forum.  Current environmental conditions in the […]

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Feasting On Fairtrade This Ramadan

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With just over two weeks left till Ramadan the Islamic month of fasting, Muslims are being urged to go fairtrade For the typical Muslim family, the last couple of days before Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, is a mad dash to get everything sorted. Mums and dads will be finding time to do those […]

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The Holy Land Puts Its Faith In Climate Action

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The Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land, which includes Palestinian and Israeli religious organisations, has officially recognized global warming and need for action Whilst the major world religions can boast some great green principles at their core such as moderation, limiting waste and caring for nature, they have been rather slow to acknowledge […]

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Amazing Meeting Between Green Sheikh and ECOFFEE Founder Norman Cescut

Sheikh Abdul Aziz introduces ECOFFEE founder Norman Cescut, who describes three “amazing” days spent with the man we call “The Green Sheikh.” Through social media, ECOFFEE Founder Norman Cescut was following my various ecological trips worldwide, and soon asked me if I was interested in doing sustainable business with him. I told him: “it is […]

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