On Sunday January 30th, EnviroMuslims held the first installment of the Greening Canadian Mosques Webinar Series titled, “Take Action: Celebrating the Sustainability Success Stories of Canadian Mosques.”
The webinar showcased three sustainability champions - Hashem Abdi of ISNA Canada (Mississauga), Nazih Qureshi of Akraam Jomaa Islamic Center (Calgary) and Mohamed Jivraj of Jaffri Community Centre (Thornhill) - who are using their expertise and passion to introduce sustainability projects, policies, and events to their local mosques.
The environmental leaders shared the challenges and opportunities they've experienced as they've worked to green their local masjids and take climate action.
EnviroMuslims in partnership with Faith & the Common Good and with generous funding from Olive Tree Foundation, launched the Greening Canadian Mosques a couple of years ago. It is the first program of its kind to give Canadian mosques the tools and resources they need to embed sustainable practices and policies within their facilities.
According to EnviroMuslims, mosques not only serve as a place of worship and a place to generate economy, education, and social cohesion of the community, they also serve as an influential medium for spiritually and behaviorally congruent environmental sustainability interventions.
In a recent survey conducted by EnviroMuslims, 98.4% of Canadian Muslims agreed that mosques have an important role in inspiring the Muslim community to care for nature.
EnviroMuslims is a group of Canadian Muslims striving for stewardship, conservation, and sustainability with the aim to educate, engage with, and empower Canadian Muslims to embed environmental and social sustainability in their everyday lives.
Watch “Take Action: Celebrating the Sustainability Success Stories of Canadian Mosques" webinar: