We can make individual efforts by bring our own Zero-Trash Iftar Kits to community iftars, but our masajid/mosques also need to make systemic changes during Ramadan to proactively minimize waste and encourage a community-wide effort.
This infographic highlights 10 easy ways your masjid, Ramadan committee, or Green Team can make masjid iftars more sustainable this Ramadan and all year long.
Ramadan is approaching! Some of us are already getting ready. Our masajid are preparing to serve hundreds of believers on a nightly basis. Join the Green Ramadan effort to Stamp Out Styrofoam this Ramadan.
Here are three simple reasons why we should Stamp Out Styrofoam:
Polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, contains toxic chemicals that can harm our health and reproductive systems. These chemicals can leach into our food, especially when used in the microwave.
Styrofoam is not accepted in most recycling programs and so ends up in our local landfill, adds to the huge litter problem, or ends up in the bellies of land and sea animals.
Sure, it’s cheap, but that cheap, single-use cup, plate or bowl takes hundreds of years to biodegrade, if ever. We want our good deeds to last forever, not our iftar plates.
Share this flyer with your masjid leadership and ask them to choose a healthier alternative this Ramadan. When you’re buying something for your iftar at home, forget the polystyrene foam, and use reusable dinnerware or a recyclable paper or plastic alternative. Join Green Ramadan in an effort to STAMP OUT STYROFOAM at home, at the masjid, at every iftar inshaAllah.
If you’re looking to get serious about becoming a Green Muslim one day at a time, or you need relevant information for a community presentation or khutba, Green Muslims‘s Ramadan Toolkit provides daily spiritual insights and practical tips on how to create sustainable habits that will pave a rewarding path to the next Ramadan, inshaAllah.