Here are some simple steps that you can take to help your masjid be Green this Ramadan.
Take the Pledge, print it out, sign your name on it, and then stay determined to make it happen!
"I _______________________ pledge this Ramadan to MAKE A DIFFERENCE to be environmentally conscious, socially responsible and compassionate to those around me. In order to fulfill this, I pledge to do the following action items (SELECT PLEDGE ITEMS):
ð 1. Adopt a Sunnah Wudu: It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad would perform the entire wudu from a bowl two-hands full together (approximately 0.5 liter) and he warned against excess in performing ablution (israf).
ð 2. Quick Showers: Reduce shower time by 5 minutes.
ð 3. Eliminate Plastic Water Bottles: Plastic should be minimized because of harm related to global warming and health.
ð 4. Eliminate Styrofoam. Styrofoam is unrecyclable and non-biodegradable, which means that it will persist as garbage even a thousand year after its use.
ð 5. Adopt a Reusable water bottle/mug whether you are at the mosque, work, or home. Avoid Plastic disposable bottles to the mosque during iftars and for tarawih.
ð 6. Reduce Disposable Party items: Remove or reduce all of disposable items from your parties and save money while doing so.
ð 7. Reduce food waste and over consumption by eating moderately, keeping in mind the hadith (fill ⅓ of stomach with food, ⅓ water, and ⅓ empty). Take only what you can comfortably finish.
ð 8. Sunnah Iftars: Eat More Fruits & Vegetables, Less Meat: The Prophet’s diet consisted mostly of grains, dates, water, milk, honey, vegetables and fruits. Meat was not daily part of his diet.
ð 9. Make an effort to carpool.
ð 10. Plant or expand a garden (less grass, more trees and plants) at home or the mosque and remember that planting trees is a charity."
May God help me accomplish this pledge to the best of my ability seeking His pleasure, amen.