Environmental Responsibility

Sustainable food production aims to meet growing demand
Sustainable food production aims to meet growing demand
1 August 2021

Agriculture is one of the world's largest industries. For years it has been pivotal in alleviating poverty, improving incomes, and providing food security for the marginalised in society. With the world’s population multiplying, the demand for agricultural commodities has risen tremendously in the past few decades.

Through the ‘Darakht se Hayat’ initiative, members of the Jamat worked with community partners to plant over 162,000 trees across Pakistan.
Through the ‘Darakht se Hayat’ initiative, members of the Jamat worked with community partners to plant over 162,000 trees across Pakistan.
Environmental sustainability: Restoring the natural world
Environmental sustainability: Restoring the natural world
29 July 2021

In a recent poem by Jordan Sanchez, Reimagine, Recreate, Restore, she reminds us, “We are a fraction of a second in Earth’s lifetime, yet she is our only lifeline.” In an effort to align with this thinking, Ismaili youth, governmental and civil society institutions, and AKDN agencies in Pakistan are working hand-in-hand to reimagine our lifestyles, recreate our approaches, and restore our ecosystems.

As the home of some of the world's most endangered species, it is essential to protect Africa’s wildlife from further decline.
As the home of some of the world's most endangered species, it is essential to protect Africa’s wildlife from further decline.
Giving nature a voice
Giving nature a voice
28 June 2021

Mawlana Hazar Imam has often spoken of the importance of caring for the environment. In Ottawa in 2013, he said, “Our faith constantly reminds us to observe and be thankful for the beauty of the world and the universe around us, and our responsibility and obligation, as good stewards of God’s creation, to leave the world in a better condition than we found it.” Young people today are shouldering this responsibility, and raising awareness of environmental issues, including through the medium of film.

At the Aga Khan Academies, students learn innovative ways to address the climate crisis and better care for the natural world.
At the Aga Khan Academies, students learn innovative ways to address the climate crisis and better care for the natural world.
Nurturing environmentally responsible leaders of tomorrow
Nurturing environmentally responsible leaders of tomorrow
26 June 2021

As the impact of climate change intensifies over time, it is the young people of today who will face the worst consequences. To address this urgent issue, the Aga Khan Academies recently held its inaugural Climate and Environment Conference, featuring students from across the Academies network, along with alumni and prominent guests.

A close-up of Olga Prinku’s dried-flower wall in the exhibition.
A close-up of Olga Prinku’s dried-flower wall in the exhibition.
Interview with Esen Salma Kaya, curator at Aga Khan Centre Gallery
Interview with Esen Salma Kaya, curator at Aga Khan Centre Gallery
24 June 2021

Making Paradise: Exploring the Concept of Eden through Art and Islamic Garden Design is the latest exhibition at the Aga Khan Centre Gallery in London, UK. In this interview, its curator Esen Salma Kaya gives an insight into the multi-sensory show, the diverse artists involved, and planning it “from the heart.”

The film 7 Seas is shot in Sataya Reef, along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, where Prince Hussain spent time swimming with and photographing spinner dolphins, against a backdrop of crystal clear waters.
The film 7 Seas is shot in Sataya Reef, along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, where Prince Hussain spent time swimming with and photographing spinner dolphins, against a backdrop of crystal clear waters.
New films by Prince Hussain released on World Environment Day
New films by Prince Hussain released on World Environment Day
3 June 2021

To coincide with World Environment Day, The Ismaili is pleased to present two short films produced by Prince Hussain, demonstrating the natural beauty of the oceans and the delicate ecosystems they support.

Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad students planned and implemented an organic farm on school grounds during the pandemic.
Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad students planned and implemented an organic farm on school grounds during the pandemic.
Students build organic farm during school closures
Students build organic farm during school closures
3 September 2020

A group of Ismaili students from Afghanistan and Tajikistan made the most of a difficult situation when they were unable to return home from the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the abundance of spare time they were suddenly given, the students planned and implemented an organic farm on the school grounds.

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. 

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