TOPIC: Islam and the Environment
CAMPAIGN TYPE: Awareness Raising
WHAT DO YOU NEED: Volunteers to hand out leaflets and discuss the Islamic standpoint towards the environment
WHERE CAN YOU DO THIS: “Time to Act 2015” Campaign March and in your local community[/info]
INTRODUCTION TO CAMPAIGN
The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) is launching its environmental campaign entitled ‘Islam is Green’ on 7th March 2015 in London, alongside the “Time to Act 2015” campaign against climate change.
Allah says in the Holy Qur’an that He has made humans as trustees or ‘vicegerents’ on the Earth (Qur’an 10:14), and therefore informing us that we have a responsibility to look after this world for ourselves, and for future generations. It comes as a clear reminder that the Earth belongs to Allah, and we must do everything we can to protect it.
The event will allow the iERA team to engage directly with those participating in the demonstration, and inform them of the importance of the environment from an Islamic perspective.
Additionally, this will be used as a platform to officially launch our new website: www.IslamIsGreen.org, a toolkit to empower Muslims to tackle climate change, and fulfil their religious duties towards the environment.
Read: UK Muslim Climate Action Campaign Gains Big Support – Eden Keeper
Read: Huge Support for ‘Islam Is Green’ Environment Campaign – Eco Daily
Read: Huge support for ‘Islam Is Green’ environment campaign – Aquila Style
Read: Global Warming, Climate Change: The Problem, The Solution
Read: An Islamic Perspective On Climate Change – Abdurraheem Green. See also here.
Read: What Is the Muslim Solution To Climate Change? – Abdurraheem Green.
1: GET READY
☑ Download the Toolkit and print off the relevant materials (alternatively, contact the iERA office and a pack can be sent out to you).
☑ Prepare to attend the march or look out for other marches in your area.
☑ Contact your local media with a press release to explain this project.
2: TAKE ACTION
☑ Meet at a designated meeting point. The Team Leader should deliver a brief for the activity.
☑ Work in pairs – one person explains the initiative & purpose, while the other records any interactions or supports by handing out flyers.
☑ Distribute appropriate Islamic literature
☑ Take plenty of film and pictures for Social Media
3: FOLLOW UP
☑ Once you have completed the activity, assemble the team together and get a brief feedback from them all.
☑ Footage is pivotal because through it, we can motivate Muslims across the UK (and potentially the world!) to do the same activity.
☑ Upload videos and pictures onto social media using hashtags #IslamIsGreen or email our media department (media@iERA.org). We will give you access to our Dropbox to upload the footage and we will also edit the video for you.
4: CAMPAIGN TOOLS
Download the following free tools to run the ‘Islam Is Green’ campaign in your local area:[email-download download_id=”6291″ contact_form_id=”6289″]
☑ Media + Footage Guidelines
☑ Template Press Release (to send to your local media)
☑ Campaign T-Shirt Design
☑ Islam and the Environment Flyer
☑ Social Media Images + Logos
You will also need:
☑ Video and/or digital camera.