Dear Awi family,
As you know, AWI is run by a team of Muslim Women. In Islam, we believe that being green is part of the religion. God commanded us to take care of the earth and TO NOT BE WASTEFUL.
Now, as we delve into Ramadan Iftars party mode, please remember that one of the points of fasting is to learn mindfulness and awareness. As we go to iftar potlucks, etc, here is something we can all do to make it a green one:
SURE, being GREEN can be a bit inconvenient at times... One more dish to wash, one extra step to go through to find your plates instead of just grabbing another plate thats already situated near the food.
However, I have already been to 3 Potluck iftars and Im proud to say that we all brought our own servingware. There was hardly any waste thrown into the trashcans thereafter.
Our LANDFILLS are overflowing.
Our Ecosystems are in PERIL.
WE MUST DO OUR PART.
Its not an earthday thing... Its an everyday type of thing.
The Art & Wilderness Institute Journalism Team are individuals who appreciate the world we live in and love to explore the myriad connections of all things in the world around us. We love to highlight the beautiful things we see in nature and to help others find ways to live with more connections to the outdoor world and the way it benefits us all.