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Winners of the Ramadan Footprint Photo Contest

i Aug 31st No Comments by

This Ramadan, we launched a photo contest where we asked you to post photos of you “in the act” of reducing your Ramadan footprint. We received many photos posted to our Facebook page, and the winners were chosen based on # of Likes each received.

The 1st place winner will receive a package from My Halal Kitchen, a reusable Nalgene water bottle, and coupons for free products at Saffron Road.

The 2nd place winner will receive a reusable Nalgene water bottle and coupons for free products at Saffron Road.

And the winners are…

1st place: Kori Majeed for her photo of her reusable iftar-ware!
2nd place: Amira AbuLughod for her photo of recycled Ramadan house decorations!

Special thanks to all who posted and especially to our generous donors and partners: (more…)

A Brief Introduction to Permaculture: Sustaining Our Future

A Brief Introduction to Permaculture: Sustaining Our Future and Why It Matters to Muslims 

By Tara Tariq and Sakina Grome

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”

– Albert Einstein

In 2005, the United States Department of Energy published a report titled Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, & Risk Management, (also known as the Hirsch report). The report predicts that the production of oil that fuels today’s economy and our lifestyle will peak and decline in the coming years. According to some industry analysts, it has already peaked. The report also underscores the inevitable and “unprecedented risk management problem” that Peak-Oil will present to the world.

Today we have reached a moment, a status quo that is characterized by extreme imbalance of resource depletion and consumption and it did not happen overnight: The famines in East Africa, riots in Indonesia, warfare in the Middle East, and tight-fisted policies regulating under- developed regions and their precious resources all share the common denominator of natural- resource and food insecurity. (more…)