Obama Tried to Get Saudis on Board at Copenhagen, Wikileaks Reveals

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ClimateWire has revealed that leading up to the UN meeting at Copenhagen last December, the Obama administration leaned hard on the Saudis to get them to agree to the Copenhagen Accord. According to Wikileaks of private communications within the state department, the administration went right to the source of opposition to climate negotiations. The Saudis. […]

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ARC To Revive Faith In Food

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ARC works with major religions like Islam, Christianity and Judaism to develop environmental programs. Now they look at food. It might have something to with the fact that it’s almost Eid al-Adha, where halal slaughter is carried out en masse, but it feels like everywhere I look halal is getting a hard time in the […]

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Aish HaTorah Starting an Eco-Fellowship Program about Jewish Responsible Living

Aish’s eco-fellowships will teach young participants why being green is being more Jewish. Aish HaTorah, a leading organization in the realm of creative Jewish educational programs and leadership training, was founded in 1974 and has been trying to revitalize the Jewish community ever since. Now it is expanding its programming on Judaism and the environment […]

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Islamic Ministers To Roll Up Their Green Sleeves In Tunisia

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Islamic ministers from 30 organizations and countries will get together early October in order to put the environment back on the political map. Tunisia will host a conference of Islamic environment ministers in early October to look at how environmental issues can be impacted from a governmental perspective. The 4th Islamic environment ministers conference will […]

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UAE Scholars And Imams Speak Up For The Environment

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Littering and lack of moderation violates important Islamic tenants, according to prominent scholars With businesses in the UAE slowly beginning to take the environment message seriously, it seems that  scholars and imams are now doing the same. During a Ramadan seminar titled ‘Islam and Environment’ organised by the Emirates Environmental Group, the renowned Islamic scholar […]

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‘Ground Zero Mosque’ will be Green

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When the controversy subsides and construction begins, “Park 51,” otherwise known as the “Ground Zero Mosque,” will be LEED certified Green mosques are sprouting up all over the world. We brought news of the first eco-mosque in Cambridge, but now in the midst of the chaos and controversy surrounding the Ground Zero Mosque, organizers have […]

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Go Green this Ramadan! (6 Steps)

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Arwa offers a 6 step guide to greening your Ramadan holiday.  With the month of Ramadan quickly approaching, Muslims across the world are beginning to prepare for the month of fasting from sunrise to sunset. Food supplies are stocked up (ironic, I know), appointments are rescheduled and preparations are made for the month of spiritual […]

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