Environmental Responsibility

Students in Portugal inspired by the fragile beauty of the sea
Students in Portugal inspired by the fragile beauty of the sea
11 December 2019

Prince Hussain visited the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon yesterday to inaugurate an exhibition of artwork designed by students from the Portugal Jamat’s Talim (religious education) classes, inspired by The Living Sea photo exhibition currently on display at the National Museum of Natural History and Science in Lisbon.

Video: Ismaili students experience The Living Sea photo exhibition in Lisbon
11 December 2019

In November 2019, Prince Hussain offered a series of guided tours to Ismaili youth and children visiting his photographic exhibit in Lisbon. The exhibition features over 100 photos depicting the beauty, fragility, and diversity of marine life, reflecting Prince Hussain’s ecological and environmental concerns.

Dilangez Azizmamadova currently studies in Germany, although dreams of returning to her hometown of Rushan, Tajikistan.
Dilangez Azizmamadova currently studies in Germany, although dreams of returning to her hometown of Rushan, Tajikistan.
Green ticket to global climate action
Green ticket to global climate action
20 September 2019

Young climate activist Dilangez Azizmamadova from Tajikistan, was among 100 Green Ticket winners from across the globe to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit in New York today, 21 September 2019.

Islam encourages us all to look after Allah's creation, and not to disrupt the delicate balance of nature.
Islam encourages us all to look after Allah's creation, and not to disrupt the delicate balance of nature.
Caring for our environment: The gift of nature
Caring for our environment: The gift of nature
19 September 2019

The faith of Islam teaches followers to care for Allah’s creation, encouraging us to look after the natural resources which have been gifted to us, and not to waste or disrupt the delicate balance of nature. Since we only inhabit the earth for a relatively short time, each of us has a responsibility to leave behind a better social and physical environment for the next generation.

I-CERV volunteers of all ages take pride in supporting the beautification of Whitney Pond Park.
I-CERV volunteers of all ages take pride in supporting the beautification of Whitney Pond Park.
United States Jamat works to promote sustainability
United States Jamat works to promote sustainability
29 August 2019

Science has provided humankind with countless advancements, but also the ability to cause damage to the environment. Through awareness, education, and action, small steps at the individual level can lead to collective positive change. In this vein, Ismailis across the United States have taken steps to help sustain the planet’s resources for the future. 

The main courtyard at the Ismaili Centre Dubai features an intricate geometric arrangement of water channels which, along with the flower beds and trees, evoke the natural environment within a built-up area.
The main courtyard at the Ismaili Centre Dubai features an intricate geometric arrangement of water channels which, along with the flower beds and trees, evoke the natural environment within a built-up area.
UAE Jamat strives towards a sustainable future
UAE Jamat strives towards a sustainable future
21 July 2019

Today, climate change affects every country on every continent. It has become a global challenge that requires local engagement. In response, the Jamat in the United Arab Emirates has actively participated in environmental programming in the country, acting as stewards for a sustainable, green future.

Ismaili youth from around the world have been making strides to bring about positive environmental change.
Ismaili youth from around the world have been making strides to bring about positive environmental change.
Young Ismailis work to find green solutions and preserve environment
Young Ismailis work to find green solutions and preserve environment
29 June 2019

Younger generations invariably inherit the earth from those who came before. It is often these youngsters who are leading action to create positive change in their surroundings. Here are some examples of inspiring stories of young members of the Jamat working to introduce sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in their communities.

Students, and volunteer artists paint the walls of the refectory of the Magnificat Centre.
Students, and volunteer artists paint the walls of the refectory of the Magnificat Centre.
A big green step for a better world
A big green step for a better world
27 June 2019

Earlier this year, the secondary Bait-ul Ilm students of Antananarivo in Madagascar gave birth to a project entitled Green STEP, in collaboration with civil society organisations in the country, in order to better serve the physical and social environment around them.

Ismaili CIVIC Youth day was an opportunity for students in Quebec to put their learning into practice.
Ismaili CIVIC Youth day was an opportunity for students in Quebec to put their learning into practice.
Bait-ul Ilm students in Quebec join forces to care for the environment
Bait-ul Ilm students in Quebec join forces to care for the environment
26 June 2019

Last month, the Quebec Secondary Bait-ul Ilm team, in partnership with Ismaili CIVIC, organised its first ever Ismaili CIVIC Youth day. Secondary students between the ages of 12 and 18 from Brossard, Laval, Montreal, and Sherbrooke gathered, rolled up their sleeves, and actively contributed to their communities, serving both the natural and social environments in which they live. 

"Addressing a global challenge such as climate change certainly needs a multiplicity of perspectives to develop appropriate solutions."
"Addressing a global challenge such as climate change certainly needs a multiplicity of perspectives to develop appropriate solutions."
Interview with Abyd Karmali, leader in climate change and sustainable finance
Interview with Abyd Karmali, leader in climate change and sustainable finance
23 June 2019

The.Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Abyd Karmali, OBE, Managing Director and Climate Financing Executive at a multinational financial institution, and Vice Chair of the Aga Khan Foundation (UK) National Committee. Abyd discusses his perspective on the interaction between humankind and nature, and the implications of climate change in today’s rapidly changing world.

Established recently, UCA’s Green Community Club promote awareness of ecological issues and encourage environmentally sustainable practices.
Established recently, UCA’s Green Community Club promote awareness of ecological issues and encourage environmentally sustainable practices.
Spreading green messages in Khorog
Spreading green messages in Khorog
28 January 2019

An enthusiastic group of students at the Khorog campus of the University of Central Asia (UCA) have formed an initiative to promote awareness of ecological issues and encourage participation in environmentally sustainable practices.

Girl Guides and Boy Scouts plant trees together to commemorate Pakistan's 71st Independence Day.
Girl Guides and Boy Scouts plant trees together to commemorate Pakistan's 71st Independence Day.
Environmental awareness highlighted through tree-planting events around the world
Environmental awareness highlighted through tree-planting events around the world
5 December 2018

In Islamic tradition, society is encouraged to leave behind a wholesome and sustainable natural environment for those who will inherit the Earth. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) is believed to have said "Even if the end of time is upon you and you have a seedling in your hand, plant it."

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