Welcome to GCLEA's Green Muslims Initiative.
The Prophet (saw) said, “The world is beautiful and verdant, and verily God, the Exalted, has made you His stewards in it, and He sees how you acquit yourselves” (Muslim).
On this page, you will find a growing list of resources to raise awareness of environmental issues that impact us locally and globally, ways we can make positive changes, and local opportunities to learn more and get involved.
If you would like to join this growing group, send us a message in the chatbox.
Most Recent Recommendations
Article: How to stop discarded face masks from polluting the planet
Personal protective equipment is made of plastic and isn't recyclable. Now it’s being found everywhere on earth, including the oceans. The solution isn’t complicated: Throw them away.
Video: ISNA Green Initiative webinar: Green Ramadan - Raising Earth Care
Current Call to Action
1. Certify your outdoor space as a wildlife habitat.
Restoring habitat for native pollinators, birds and amphibians helps maintain a healthy ecosystem. Our air and water become cleaner, and our gardens and farms become more productive.
The certification process is simple and can serve as a lear
2. Help Ban Intentional Balloon Release
Help Surfrider's Jersey Shore and South Jersey Chapters pass State legislation (A5553) which would ban the intentional release of balloons in New Jersey! Multiple coastal communities have already passed such legislation, so it makes sense to take the idea statewide.
When We Save Wildlife, We Save Ourselves
Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, reveals why it is essential that we connect our children and future generations with wildlife and the outdoors — and how doing so is good for our health, economy and environment. Collin O’Mara serves as President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest wildlife conservation organization with 52 state and territorial affiliates and nearly six million hunters, anglers, birders, gardeners, hikers, paddlers, and wildlife enthusiasts.
40 Hadith Green Hadith
Excerpt: "40 Green Hadith: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad on Environmental Justice and Sustainability, compiled by these emerging young Muslim environmental activists and leaders, Kori Majeed and Saarah Yasmin Latif, is a timely and welcome addition to the important ongoing work of developing “green” Muslim attitudes and practices by rooting them in these eco-conscious teachings of the Quran and the eco-friendly practices of the life example of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)".
Living Soil Documentary
Our soils support 95 percent of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years.
This 60-minute documentary features innovative farmers and soil health experts from throughout the U.S. Accompanying lesson plans for college and high school students will can also be found on this site. "Living Soil" was directed by Chelsea Myers and Tiny Attic Productions based in Columbia, Missouri, and produced by the Soil Health Institute through the generous support of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.
Documentary: The Need to Grow
In a race against the end of farmable soil, three individuals fight for change in the industry of agricultural food production, calling for a revolution.
"The Need to GROW" delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil — revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.
Watch the trailer below. CLICK HERE to get FREE access to the film.
Muslim Matters Blog Post: A Zero-Waste Lifestyle Is An Islamic Way Of Life
Excerpt: "So now that we know that Islam supports a zero-waste lifestyle, how else can we motivate ourselves to adopt this lifestyle? After all, it requires more work, extra planning and can be time-consuming. To become passionate about living zero waste, we must become aware of our current relationship with plastic."
Video: Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye