Published on August 30th, 2009 | by amielb1
New NGO Green Ramadan Links Month-Long Fast to Environmental Protection
As Muslims the world over celebrate Ramadan, a new organization called Green Ramadan is looking to turn one of the 5 pillars of Islam into a monthlong activity that helps the environment as well as fulfilling a religious obligation.
Targetting Muslims and non-Muslims alike, Green Ramadan’s mission is
To bring people from all over the world together, regardless of their faith. nationality or color, for one month every year, to care about our environment, the earth, animals and our health, practice positive and healthy habits, to make a positive impact and make a difference.
As their name implies, Green Ramadan will focus on promoting environmental awareness during the month long Ramadan fast. Participation is open to Muslims and non-Muslims, Green Ramadan will initially focus on predominantly Muslim regions, including such environmentally fragile areas such as the Near East, the Middle East, and the Persian Gulf.
You can get further involved by contacting Green Ramadan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Courtesy of Green Ramadan