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In the News: Green Muslims Presents at Environmental Education Workshop

In January 2013, Rizwaan Akhtar of Green Muslims presented at an environmental service-learning program hosted at Zaytuna College. Read the complete story on the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

Zaytuna College Hosts Historic Workshop on Environmental Education in Islamic Schools

By Elaine Pasquini
Participants and guests gather at the Berkeley Independent Studies outdoor oven during a tour of the garden as part of the Experiential Environmental Education in Islamic Schools program. (Staff photo Phil Pasquini)

Participants and guests gather at the Berkeley Independent Studies outdoor oven during a tour of the garden as part of the Experiential Environmental Education in Islamic Schools program. (Staff photo Phil Pasquini)

AN HISTORIC environmental service-learning program, initiated by Saleem H. Ali, founding director of the University of Vermont’s In­stitute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security (IEDS), was held Jan. 1 through 5 at Berkeley’s Zaytuna College, the first Muslim liberal arts college in the U.S. Imam Dawood Yasin of Dartmouth College served as program director of the multi-day event, which was co-sponsored by Zaytuna College, the IEDS, and the Center for Islamic Studies at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union. Read more…