Musings of an environmentalist gone religious….
Focused on faith & environment projects (member Steering Groups ‘Engage’ [a CSV Environment project] and ‘Faith and Climate Change’ [a Birmingham Friends of the Earth project] This project was a finalist in NESTA’s Big Green Challenge an won The Guardian’s Community Hero award). Also in 2009 self-published a ‘save cash& planet’ type book from Islamic perspective: 199 ways to please God, how to (re-)align your daily life with your duty of care to Creation (ISBN: 978-1844266296). Am Associate Lecturer at Open University on interdisciplinary course on environment. In daytime am a humanitarian aidworker with additional task of being organisation’s Environmental Focal Point.
Finances permitting, I would love to do a PhD on Islam & Environment: comparing the humanitarian aid principle of ‘do no harm’ with the Islamic principle of ‘la darar’ (do no harm) with regards to sustainable development.