O mankind! We created you from a male and female And made you into peoples and tribes So that you might come to know each other
Qur’an, The Private Quarters (Al Hujurat) – 49:13
There has never been a time when there has been such an imperative for people of the world to know each other. Time perhaps for finger pointing to stop, take collective responsibility for what is happening to Planet Earth, look for solutions that will make a difference on the ground and then work together to turn things round. In this section we will try to provide connections with people and organisations who are working hard to do just the kinds of things we are talking about. If you fall into this category please tell us about it and we will insert you in this section.
- Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF) – Green Action
ASEF Green Action aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of plastic on the environment. The initiative includes a variety of activities, such as public launches, bag exchanges and workshops.
- Association of Sustainability Practitioners (ASP)
Purpose: to connect, challenge and support people who share the vision of a more sustainable society.
- Awqaf SA (South Africa)
Awqaf SA (South Africa) is a charitable endowment (waqf) receiving organization. It invests endowment funds and spends only the income generated from investments to fund a variety of community development projects and programmes promoting Integrated Community Development and Self-Reliance.
- The Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology (FORE).
The Forum on Religion and Ecology (FORE) is the largest international multireligious project of its kind. One of its major objectives is to create a new academic field of study informed by faith teachings and traditional wisdom that has implications for environmental policy.
- Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB),
Stanford University, USA. Dedicated to creating a scientific consensus on the global outlook.
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Video
A video made by young people for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the occasion of the Climate Summit, 2009. Less Talk, More Action.
- Population Matters
Population Matters is a charity concerned with population numbers and its effect on environmental sustainability. The charity sees population growth as a contributor to many of today’s problems, including pollution, climate change and dwindling natural resources. To alleviate this, it promotes measures such as improved family planning and better sex education which lead to smaller, more sustainable families. Founded in 1991 in the United Kingdom, it now has thousands of members across dozens of countries.
- Compassion in World Farming
The leading farm animal welfare charity. Founded in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. Campaigns peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices.
- Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC)
The Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) is a secular body that helps the major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programmes, based on their core teachings, beliefs and practices.
- Campaign Against Climate Change
- Christian Ecology Link
- An Entrusted Environment
an Islamic environmental NGO
- Friends of the Earth
- Wisdom In Nature (WIN)
Wisdom In Nature is an ecology & community group guided by Islamic principles. It is open to people of all faiths and beliefs, and is based in the UK. WIN engages in a transformative approach to ecological and community action.
- Faith Woodlands Communities
Islam & Ecology 1 and 2
- Green Faith USA