Saturday, August 27, 2011

ThinkAsGreen: Sarah Jawaid on the Environmental Cause with TAG

"I think the environmental cause is a Muslim cause, a social justice cause and just as important as any part of our faith to me". A conversation with Sarah Jawaid, DC Green Muslims on Islam and the environment.

Green Muslims seek to reemphasize the unique role and responsibility entrusted upon humanity by God: environmental stewardship. We hope to serve as a bridge between American Muslim communities as well as partner with a wide spectrum of organizations accomplishing great work. Additionally, Green Muslims seek to provide a unique and organic source of environmental leadership, inspiration, awareness, and direct action within Muslim communities.

Sarah Jawaid, Director Green Muslims

Sarah Jawaid is an urban planner and artist originally from Southern California and now, residing in Washington, DC. She currently works on affordable housing advocacy issues. Sarah got involved with GM because she believes it is important for Muslim communities to actively engage in the environmental stewardship conversation with the intention of creating a movement that inspires thought to action.

RESOURCES: Check out Ramadan Tool-kit & Green Iftar Guide and No Impact Guide produced by Green Muslims team (Rizwaan Akhtar, Ryan Strom, Sarrah AbuLughod, & Kevin Barrow.

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