Sunday, October 18, 2009

No Impact Week


Hope you are all well!

DC Green Muslims is participating in No Impact Week, starting tomorrow October 19th. For those of you who participate and write reflections on the blog, you will be entered into a drawing to receive homemade organic soaps to support family-owned businesses! (More Info below)

Each day we are paying special attention to a given topic in hopes of reducing our carbon footprint. The night before Ryan Strom will send out a reminder for the topic we are focusing on for the following day. With each coming day, our goal is to be mindful of and build upon the topics from the previous days so by the seventh day, we will be paying attention to all of the topics. We have linked the No Impact Project's guide here. Daily, we will be posting a page of our addendum with an Islamic perspective as a guide to help you through your eco-conscious journey this week which hopefully will be a stepping stone to a life long journey incorporating the eco-spiritual ethics of the Qur'an and Sunnah.

In addition to helping this week, the attached guides can be used at any time. Participating in the entirety of No Impact Week can be daunting so please do not feel as though you have to do everything. Do what you can and insha'Allah, reflect on the changes you make. Share your experience with your communities and anyone else you think would benefit from the No Impact experience. Be sure to comment on the blog with your thoughts. (More info below)

October 19th---Day 1: Consumption
October 20th---Day 2: Food
October 21st---Day 3: Transportation
October 22nd---Day 4: Waste
October 23rd---Day 5: Utilities (water/electricity)
October 24th---Day 6: Community Gathering
October 25th---Day 7: Community Sharing
  • Event Planned= In celebrating the conclusion of No Impact Week, a potluck dinner will be planned. Please stay tuned for an email from Sarrah AbuLughod.
DC Green Muslims' Blog

Each day, the blog will be updated with a given topic. Please comment with what you did during the day and your reflections under each blog post. These reflections can be as simple as a few words on your experience. When you respond to the blog, please be sure to put your name in the comment because you will be entered into a drawing to win the gift!!!


So let's be conscious stewards of this Earth!!

The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him and there is not a thing but glorifies His Praise. But you understand not their glorification. Truly, He is Ever Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving. (17:44)

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