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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Art and Spirituality: The Antidote to Bigger, Better, More

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Gentle artists and prophets inspired by nature offer a cure against environmental destruction This post takes its inspiration from two different stories. One by Mike Shanahan, an environmental journalist whose work we admire, and another published in Al MasryAlyoum. The first proposes that incorporating religious principles into our daily lives will heal our relationship with […]

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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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“Organic and Islamic” – Muslims Showcase Ethical and Fair-Trade Fashion

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In Islam, fair-trade is more than just a fashion statement, it’s a deeply-ingrained value Many people wouldn’t normally associate Islam with fair-trade and ethical fashion but that is all set to change as a growing number of Muslim companies rediscover Islam’s fair-trade message. Whilst fair-trade fashion would generally conjure up images of well-dressed hippies, there […]

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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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Cambridge to Build Europe’s First Eco-Mosque

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Architect Marks Barfield is to design a £13 million “eco” mosque on a 0.4 hectare brownfield site in Cambridge. England’s historic city of Cambridge, with its world-famous university and idyllic countryside, will soon count a mosque amidst its stunning skyline of spires. But this isn’t just any old mosque. In fact it is the first-purpose […]

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Boutique Solar Panels Fit For Mosques, Pipelines and Airports

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Naps Systems Oy, a Finnish solar panel company is providing boutique solar panel services to the Middle East. They mix aesthetics, quality and service with good green energy. Working with airports in Morocco (above picture) and gas pipelines in Libya to prevent corrosion, the Finnish solar panel producer and integrator Naps Systems Oy is comfortable […]

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