Eat and drink, but waste not by excess || #EidMubarak to all celebrating! Let’s do something to take care of the Earth! Grow trees 🌳 , Aware 💡 people to #BeatAirPollution on this #WorldEnvironmentDay Thanks to @UNEnvironment

#EidMubarak

It’s a time to celebrate #EidAlFitr as well as #WorldEnvironmentDay with loved ones, both celebrations are coinsiding on 5 June.

It’s an opportunity to recommit to values of gratitude and solidarity. At a time of complex challenges, e.g. conflicts, inequality, poverty and climate change. This year, we should buy only what we need to minimize air pollution and climate change. After all, the Quran tells us not only that we are the stewards of this Earth, but that we should not waste.

“Eat and drink: but waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters.” وَكُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا وَلَا تُسْرِفُوا ۚ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِين

This World Environment Day, let us all be faithful to the teachings of the Quran and do what we can to fight air pollution.

The people’s day

Above all, World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. That “something” can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.

👉 Grow trees 🌳

👉Aware 💡people about source of Air pollution.
👉Use public transport or car sharing, cycle or walk. 👉Switch to a hybrid or electric vehicle and request electric taxis.

👉Turn off the car engine when stationary.

👉Reduce your consumption of meat and dairy to help cut methane emissions. 👉Compost organic food items and recycle non-organic trash.

👉Switch to high-efficiency home heating systems and equipment.

👉Save energy: turn off lights and electronics when not in use .

👉Choose non-toxic paints and furnishings.

👉Use #EidMubarak #EidAlFitr #BeatAirPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay in your social media posts and don’t forget to tag @UNEnvironment and @saverango

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World needs Science and Science needs Women || Join @UN_Women today #WomenInScience Day || Thanks to @UN @antonioguterres @UNECOSOC

On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Why does it matter?

Recent studies suggest that 65 per cent of children entering primary school today will have jobs that do not yet exist. While more girls are attending school than before, girls are significantly under-represented in STEM subjects in many settings and they appear to lose interest in STEM subjects as they reach adolescence. Debunking the myths that girls do not like the sciences and other and gender stereotypes, along with investment in teacher trainings, gender-responsive technology and innovation can reverse these trends.

With Sustainable Development Goal 9, part of the Global Goals that world leaders agreed to in 2015 with a deadline of 2030, countries around the world have pledged to “build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. Yet, a look at where funding is allocated a different picture. At present, only 1.7 per cent of the global GDP is dedicated for research and experimental development.

On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, lets change this narrative. Join us in celebrating women and girls who are leading innovation and call for actions to remove all barriers that hold them back.

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A multifaith movement will push to address climate change || @UN #SDGs #GlobalGoals

The Rev. Grace Ji-Sun Kim:


Climate change is happening right before our eyes. While we live in partial ignorance of the constant changes in the world around us, it is impossible to ignore the devastation that has emerged from the rising global climate. Scientists have been warning us for years that we must change our ways. Theynow warn us that we have only 12 years for global warming to be kept to 1.5 degrees Celsius or the risk of drought, floods and storms will worsen for millions.

My 2019 prediction is that churches and people of faith across the world will recognize the destruction of climate change and make a prophetic call to change our ways of living. This new year, the climate change problems that we have faced in 2018 will certainly worsen if we do not make conscious efforts to change our behavior and take action. Churches and religious organizations will recognize the urgency involved in changing our ways to fight climate change.

Religious groups like the World Council of Churches (WCC) and ACT Alliance are already engaged in advocacy work to fight for climate justice and sustainability. WCC works toward justice, peace and love and continues to respond to the impacts of climate change. Such groups need to work together with faith traditions around the world for interfaith advocacy and work.

Climate change is an issue of both ecological and economic justice. It disproportionally affects the world’s poorest people and displaces the most vulnerable communities. Thus religious people all over the world must unify their collective influence to fight this battle and work together to advocate for policies at local and national levels for sustainable practices.

As people of faith, we cannot continue to ignore climate change while God’s creation is suffering. We must act and invest in fighting climate change as it may be the only investment that will have direct results for a brighter and safer future. We need to invest in clean, renewable energy; reduce the global carbon footprint; reduce waste; and recycle and reuse more actively. As people of faith, we need to take seriously our theological engagement, advocacy and social action to advert a climate catastrophe.

Kim is an associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion and co-author of “Intersectional Theology” and “Healing Our Broken Humanity.”

Christel DeHaan, the 76-year-old founder of @ChirstelHouse has a brilliant way to provide children with a holistic growth that’s a sure shot way to #EndPoverty cycle in a family. Thanks to @UN @ECOSOC @IIB @wfyi @AgriNovusIN @GerryDick @JeremyIndy1

It isn’t uncommon for entrepreneurs to be philanthropists. They run some of the world’s largest charitable organisations. But it isn’t often that you find someone who sells their multi-million dollar business and sets up a nonprofit that works to eradicate poverty with the money.

But it isn’t often that you find someone who sells their multi-million dollar business and sets up a nonprofit that works to eradicate poverty with the money.

That’s the story of Christel DeHaan, the 76-year-old founder of Christel House. Over the past two decades, she built an exemplary school for underprivileged children across the world.
Christel was born in Germany right at the end of World War II. Growing up in war-torn Germany, she was all too familiar with poverty. She left to the UK when she was 16 to work as a nanny. Shortly after, she moved to Indianapolis, USA, where she found a place to call home.

The trip that changed her life

In 1973, Christel and her husband set up Resort Condominiums International. The venture went on to become the world’s largest vacation exchange provider. In 1996, she sold the company for a whopping $360 million.
Two years later, on a trip to Mexico, Christel’s life took a sharp turn. While visiting some of their orphanages, she saw that childrenwere warehoused in crowded dormitories. There was no electricity in most orphanages. The residents had to gather water from a cistern. Kids had to walk long distances to school each day because the school buses were broken.
Being no stranger to destitute conditions herself, Christel knew that a fat cheque would not solve the problem of poverty. These children and communities needed more than money. They needed a system of change. They needed an organisation that educated and empowered them. So she set out with a new mission–to build that organisation.
With her sharp mind and business acumen, it wasn’t hard for her to see the root of the problem. Her long-term plan was an institute that gave education, nutrition, health checkups, and general awareness to poor communities. This was how she established Christel House.

An organisation that changed thousands of lives

Christel DeHaan at Christel House in Bangalore.
Source: Huffpost India
Christel House was first set up in Indiana, USA and went on to have centres in Mexico, India and South Africa. Setting up centresinternationally could have been tricky, but Christel leveraged her knowledge from running RCI to gain pace.
She aimed for regions that had high levels of poverty, easy-to-work-with tax and legal structures, and available resources. This was her way of giving back to countries that served her well during her days running RCI.
She would build a system that fought poverty with education. But education alone was not enough. The mission was to provide children with a holistic growth for at least 20 years. ‘The multiplier effect’, as she calls it, was a sure shot way to break the cycle of poverty in a family.
Christel House educates kids till high school. During this time, they give their students two nutritious meals a day, regular health checkups, and needed medical care.
Upon graduation, they provide counselling and financial help for college and job placements. They instil values of compassion and service within their children and many of them go on to serve the community as they grow older.

A way forward from poverty

Christel House provides education and holistic growth for poor kids across the world.
Source: christelhouse.org
Christel thinks of the organisation as a joint venture between her and those who donate to help them. She covers all the administrative costs of the international organisation, which has been an average of $5.7 million each year. She ensures that whatever the donors give, goes directly towards helping the children.
Until the age of 75, she worked long hours, including weekends.She visited all the Christel House locations every year, which spanned across four continents. There was a lot to be done and she was always on top of it.
In October 2018, she decided to step down as the CEO of Christel House. She continues to serve on the board while the CEO is now Bard Peterson, former mayor of Indianapolis. Christel trusts that she’s left her legacy in the right hands, under the care of someone who understands her vision of excellence for all.


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Did you know what is in your burger? More than you think!

Americans eat around three burgers a week ||

You walk into a burger restaurant. What’s going through your mind? Double meat with extra bacon and cheese? Brown bun or added slice of avocado? Environmental degradation or ecological preservation?

You probably don’t think about the latter. But maybe you should.

Research shows that if cows were a nation, they would be the world’s third largest greenhouse gas emitter. As humans, meat production is one of the most destructive ways in which we leave our footprint on the planet.

Hectares of rainforest in South America are cleared for cattle, to make our favorite classic burgers and steaks. One average quarter pounder beef burger drains around 1,695 liters of water, depending on where it is made, from precious resources.

Yet our demand for meat is going up. The Food and Agriculture Organization projects an increase of 76 per cent in global meat consumption by 2050. More meat will be eaten than ever before in our history.

And we will pay the environmental and human price—unless we make a change now.

What are the alternatives?

We need to eat less or sustainably reared meat in parts of the world where meat consumption per person is high. Even replacing red meat with chicken can be more environmentally friendly.

Manufacturers of vegan and plant-based meat alternatives point out that their products typically contain less fat and cholesterol than their processed beef equivalent. There is a small but growing trend for meat-free “meat”.

UN Environment’s Champions of the Earth winners Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have done research to strip the basic building blocks of meat down to protein, fat, water and trace minerals, recreating meat entirely from plants—at a fraction of the cost to the environment.

Research by Beyond Meat and the University of Michigan Study found that the amount of water in your average swimming pool can produce 312 beef burgers or 60,837 Beyond Burgers.

The research also shows that Americans eat around three burgers a week. If one of these was swapped for a Beyond Meat plant-based alternative burger for one year, it would be like taking the greenhouse gases from 12 million cars off the road for a year.

Both companies say their burgers require between 75 – 99 per cent less water; 93 – 95 per cent less land; and generate 87 – 90 per cent fewer emissions than regular beef burgers, consuming nearly half the energy to make.

These calculations factor in primary raw materials like ingredients, including coconut oil, citrus extract, potato starch and water, and transport, lighting and cold store distribution.

It’s time to weigh up the real cost of that burger.

#IlhanOmar (@IlhanMN) will be the first woman of color to represent #Minnesota in Congress and among the first Muslim women—along with @RashidaTlaib —to join the United States Congress. #ElectionNight

#ElectionNight 2018 is a historic occasion. Rashida Tlaib (left) & Ilhan Omar (right) are officially the first two Muslim women in U.S. history to be elected to Congress. These powerful women are now etched into the history books. More power to them! Absolutely brilliant.

The best story on #ElectionNight is that of Ilhan Omar. She is a former African refugee from Somalia and one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. She is now serving the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. What an improbable journey. Historic.

Announcement|| Nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award|| Congrats @er_mmzahid @saverango #Saverians for this achievement!!! Thanks @libarah @petrel41

We are grateful to Libarah for graciously nominating @mmzahid for the Versatile Blogger Award!

We are honored! Won’t forget it! you’re awesome!

Rules:

• If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award

• Thank the person who gave you the award

• Include a link to their blog

• Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly

• Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award

• Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

Seven things about me:

Myself Er. Mukhtar Zahid, B.E (Production) from M.I.T. Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

I am social activist and the President @saverango since 2009.

Father of two children, elder one is my son, Ammar Zahid,studying in 7th Std. and younger one is my doughter, Sarah Zahid, studying in 5th Std.

My wife Razia Sultana, an assistant teacher at a primary school.

I like watching News and TV shows and sometimes old movies!

My birthday is 13th December.

I launched an English Newspaper “Decent Pointer” on 1st January 2010 but unfortunately I couldn’t be able to continue it due to financial problems and stopped its publication after six months of lauch.

I would like to restart my Newspaper in future!

My Nominees:

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Welcome! Please take time to check out the awesome blogs of my nominees!

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💁 http://brains6.wordpress.com/

💁 http://gcdiaries.wordpress.com/

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💁 http://wanderingnobody.wordpress.com/

💁 http://sumitofficial.wordpress.com/

💁 https://mytravelcsp.wordprees.com/

If you have already been nominated for this award or if I nominated you for a different award, no biggie. Just know that I think you are great!

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I recommend checking out those blogs including

💁 https://liba.home.blog/

They’re all super awesome. And if I forgot to tag you, my deepest apologies. You’re still the awesomest!

Thanks to

Mischievous Words By Marta

Thoughts With N

The Mom Blog WI

Manic Mama

Caffeine Chaos and Grace

Housewife Hustle

Too Much Character

Chaos and Quiet

The Story of John Sennett

The Over Tired Mum Blog

Stay At Homies

The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog

No Light Without Darkness

The Art of Blogging

Beauty Beyond Bones

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