transition of aspiration

April 18, 2023
Faiza Farah

Five Ways to Celebrate an Eco-conscious Eid

As we celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with our loved ones, it is important to remember the values of compassion, generosity, and sustainability that are central to the spirit of Ramadan. One way we can honor these values is by making conscious choices about what we buy, eat, and use. In this way, not only do we reduce our carbon footprint and support local businesses and communities, we also promote a more just and equitable world for all. Want to find out how you can be more environmentally aware? Read on to find out!

1. Spruce up Your Home with Indoor Plants
This Eid, consider using plants as a natural and cost-effective way to beautify your home while supporting a more sustainable future for our planet. Not only do plants provide a refreshing aesthetic to any living space, they also contribute to cleaner air and a healthier environment. You can also give plants as plants to loved ones to brighten up their house

2. Strengthen bonds with gardening
This Eid, consider spending time with your loved ones in the garden and cultivate a deeper appreciation for nature while positively impacting the environment. Planting and nurturing a garden can be a rewarding experience that brings families closer together and creates lasting memories. Families can also reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable food system by growing their own fruits and vegetables.

3. Arrange potlucks

Organizing a potluck this Eid can help reduce food waste and carbon footprint while bringing loved ones closer. Encouraging your guests to bring dishes that can be easily shared and portioned out can help reduce the amount of leftover food that goes to waste. Serving locally sourced, seasonal foods and more plant-based dishes can also help reduce the carbon footprint. Moreover, providing reusable plates, cups, and cutlery instead of disposable options can help reduce waste, leading to lesser pollution.

4. Donate Zakat to people living in climate-affected areas
This Eid, let's make a difference in the lives of those impacted by climate change by donating our Zakat to them. Zakat donations can be used to provide emergency relief and aid, such as food, water, shelter, and medical assistance, to vulnerable communities impacted by climate change. Let us help empower communities to become more resilient and better prepared to cope with the devastating impacts of climate change.

5. Say NO to fast fashion
Fast fashion significantly impacts the environment, including pollution, water waste, and harmful chemicals released during production. Choosing to wear sustainable clothing made from organic or recycled materials, or supporting ethical and fair trade fashion brands, can help reduce the fashion industry's negative impact. In addition to benefiting the environment, choosing sustainable clothing options can promote social justice and support local artisans and workers who produce clothing ethically and fairly.