Events

TapThe Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin presents..TeleSeminar: Bottled Water Impacts Communities: Take Back The Tap

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM CT, BY PHONE
To receive the call-in number and presentation weblink, please register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HbuECNbNqhsuRvY02rodGNI-ColkLh2JkEVYZvnAqgI/viewform
For presentation, click Bottled Water Impacts on Communities – TBTT   [PDF]
Brief Description:
Americanban-all-bottless have bought into the myth that bottled water is purer and healthier than tap water. This misconception is largely the result of crafty marketing tactics from the bottled water industry, but the truth is that the federal government requires more rigorous safety monitoring of municipal tap water than it does of bottled water. Moreover, what some people may be unaware of is that almost half of the bottled water sold today comes from municipal tap water supplies. When bottlers are not selling municipal water, they are pumping and selling common water resources that belong to the public. These pumping operations can harm the environment and natural resources that communities rely on.Our public drinking water systems need renewed federal commitment, instead of decreasing federal funding for our essential water and sewer systems. Fortunately, faith-based organizations can be a part of the solution by Taking Back The Tap and helping others kick the water bottle in favor of the tap.Presenter:
Alison Grass is a researcher for the water program at Food & Water Watch, with a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree, specialized in Environmental Planning. She conducts research on issues associated with the corporate control of common water resources, affordable public tap water and implications of hydraulic fracturing. Alison is experienced in both academic and public advocacy research, and supports practical policies that advocate for the public control of water resources.Sponsor: Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin
http://IslamicEnvironmentalGroup.org/
https://twitter.com/WIGreenMuslims

For more information, please contact: info@IslamicEnvironmentalGroup.org

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FastingOn Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin presents “Power Down: Spiritual Fasting — A Conversation.” In celebration of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of daily fasting -no food, drink, including water- from dawn till sunset.  How do you power down by fasting?
The event is held at the Urban Ecology Center-Riverside Park, Milwaukee, as part of the “Faith and Ecology Program.”
Muslims will break their fast at sunset with water and dates. Join us! Free Admission.
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MECOn Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12 pm, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin, a member of Milwaukee Environmental Consortium (MEC), presents at the MEC Conference Room, 1845 N Farwell Ave, Suite 100, Milwaukee.
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On MondaWater1y, June 30, 2014, 12-1 pm, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin presented a TeleSeminar on…
Water Issues in Wisconsin
By Kimberlee Wright, Executive Director, Midwest Environmental Advocates
For presentation, click WaterIssuesInWisconsin [PDF]
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Have aGreenRamadan2 Blessed Green Ramadan! Towards a Green Ramadan and a Greener Eid!

Ramadan Kareem! Each day in this blessed month of Ramadan: Do the following action(s): RamadanDailyGreenTips

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The Islamic Epsoitnvironmental Group of Wisconsin participated in the #PutSolarOnIt Day of Action, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, Custer, WI.
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On June 21-EnergyFair22, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin presents at the 25th Annual Energy Fair, Custer, WI. See Program Guide

Religious Perspective on Climate Change: Representatives of four major world religions will each reflect on climate change issues from within their religious tradition. Members of Baha’i, Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith communities will discuss how they view human-caused global climate change and how their religions encourage their members to respond to it. Huda Alkaff, Mary Bratz, Leo Jacoby and Larry Weiser, Interfaith Community for the Earth; Dick Stephens, Facilitator. Saturday, 6/21/14, 3:00 p.m. in Black Tent.

An Interfaith Conversation on Climate Justice and Peace: Climate disruption is fueling the fires of injustice and human conflict. Come join us in an interfaith conversation about climate change and its effects on global peace and justice. Huda Alkaff, Director of the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin, Program Chair of Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light. Sunday, 6/22/14, 2:00 p.m. in White Tent.

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The Islamic solarEnvironmental Group of Wisconsin presents a TeleSeminar on..
Reduce the Cost of Solar through Group Purchase Programs
MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM, BY PHONE
Learn how to bring neighborhoods together to purchase solar as a community to reduce the cost, ensure quality installs, and create a lasting, stable solar market. Learn best practices and gain tools and resources to start a group buy program in your own community.  This teleseminar will include best practices and lessons learned from community solar group buy programs. It’s easier than you think. The resources provided in this session will help you find the right partners in your community to increase solar installations and improve the environment.
Presenter: Amy Heart, City of Milwaukee Solar Program Manager
For Presentation, Click: MkeShinesSolarGroupBuys_June2014

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national-trail-days-june 7On June 7, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin organized a nature walk in the park to celebrate National Trails Day, as one of our 30×30 nature challenge (30 minutes outside in nature in 30 days) in June 2014.

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WGBA_30x30Meet us outdoors! In June 2014, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin joins Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA) in its 30×30 nature challenge

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CelebraWIPLMay18,2014Conference1ting the 15th Anniversary of Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light. The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin is a sponsor, presenter and exhibitor. Click HERE for more information.
InterfaithClimate Stewardship: Sustainability, Eco-Justice and Well-BeingConference,
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2:00-5:30 pm, Milwaukee.

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ChasingIce5-17-14On May 17, 2014, 2 pm, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin sponsors a Free Public Showing of the award-winning documentary “Chasing Ice,” Milwaukee. Join us! For more information, click HERE.

================================                                                                                                                                         5-4-14On May 4, 2014, 2 pm, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin sponsors “Renegotiating Our Relationship with the Earth: A Conversation on Democracy, Sustainability, and the Role of the Faithful” by Author Ibrahim Abdel-Matin in Milwaukee. Click HERE.

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On April 26, 2014, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin had a display at the “Know Your Muslim Neighbor” at the Cudahy Family Public Library, Cudahy.

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin presented the Islamic prayer at the Interfaith Opening Ceremony, Sierra Club Great Waters Group Earth Day Celebration, Milwaukee on Friday, April 25, 2014. www.greatwatersgroup.org/

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On Tues2014ed_bannerday, April 22, 2014, visit the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin’s exhibit at the 8th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison.

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ISMOpenHouse1The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin had a display table at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee Open House, Saturday April 12, 2014.

 

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On Saturday, FFApril 5, 2014, 1:45-3:45 pm, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin was a presenter on the interfaith panel “Food and Faith: A Conversation with Dr. Vandana Shiva,” Beloit College, Beloit, WI. http://www.beloit.edu/weissberg/chair/shiva/

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It was Earth Hour EarthHour on March 29, 2014. Power Down!

 

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The Islamic EGESlogo2013nvironmental Group of Wisconsin was a supporter, exhibitor and presenter at the 11th Annual Sustainability Summit, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, March 26-27, 2014.

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 1:45-3:00 pm, “Water, Energy, and Climate Stewardship: A Moral Perspective.” http://sustainabilitysummit.us/

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On Wednesdaysolar, March 12, 2014, 12-1 pm, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin co-sponsored a teleseminar on Solar Energy for Communities and Congregations in Wisconsin.

Co-Sponsors: Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light, Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin and RENEW Wisconsin.
Solar: A Higher Power. A Look at Emerging Models for Bringing Climate-Friendly Energy to Communities and Congregations.
The cost of solar generating equipment has dropped to the point where it can now compete head-to-head with fossil fuel resources. However, barriers to installation remain. These can be physical (shading on your rooftop), legal (don’t own property), and economic (inability to capture tax credits due to nonprofit status). Fortunately, the market is not standing still. Between development models that engage outside investment dollars and initiatives that encourage participation in community projects, it is becoming easier to sponsor new solar projects close to home. This presentation will delve into some of the emerging development models empowering communities and groups to act on their beliefs and pursue climate-friendly energy sources.

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The IslamiClimateJusticec Environmental Group of Wisconsin facilitated: A Conversation on Climate Justice and Peace:

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 10:30 am-12:30 pm: A Conversation on Climate Justice and Peace, Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison, WI 53711. Co-Sponsored by Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light; Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin; Citizens Climate Lobby Madison; 350 Madison Climate Action Team; Pax Christi-Madison; Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm, Interfaith Earth Network Faith and Ecology Program: A Conversation on Climate Justice and Peace, Urban Ecology Center-Riverside, 1500 E. Park Pl, Milwaukee, WI 53211.

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EarthPrayer7th Wisconsin Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate Change, Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12:00-12:40 pm by Phone
Organized by Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light and the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin
See http://wisconsinipl.org/interfaithteleprayer.htm,  E-mail: info@WisconsinIPL.org to register.

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The IslamPreachInic Environmental Group of Wisconsin celebrated Wisconsin Preach-In on Climate Change in February 2014.

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MakingWavesVisit our display at “Making Waves for Water,” Open House 1:00-4:00 pm, Sunday, January 26, 2014, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, 1450 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Organized by the Interfaith Earth Network. The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin presented an Islamic prayer and reflection at the Opening Interfaith Ceremony.

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To honoenvironmentaljusticer Human Rights Day, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light (WIPL) present:

Environmental Justice: A Human Rights Issue — An Interfaith Perspective, TeleSeminar

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 7-8 pm, by phone

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin had an exhibit table on October 26, 2013, 1-4 pm, Tosa Green Summit, Wauwatosa Civic Center, 7725 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, http://tosagreen.ning.com/

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On Septemfft_13_bannerber 21, 2013, 8:30 am-1:30 pm, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin display at the REAP Food Group Food for Thought Festival, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, off the Capitol Square, Madison.

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6th WisEarthPrayerconsin Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate Change, Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:00-12:30 pm by Phone
Organized by Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light and the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin
See http://wisconsinipl.org/interfaithteleprayer.htm,  E-mail: info@WisconsinIPL.org to register.

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GoFossilFreeThe Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin co-sponsors and exhibits at: Divestment: A Moral Response to a Disrupted Climate, Monday, September 9th, 2013, 7-9 pm, Madison, Madison Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Ct, Madison, WI 53711

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin co-sponsored and exhibited at the “Ecological Justice: Creating Legacies, Honoring the Earth” Conference, August 17, 2013, Verona. http://www.farleycenter.org/images/stories/conference%20flier.pdf

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EarthPrayer5th Wisconsin Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate Change, Monday, July 29, 2013, 12:00-12:30 pm by Phone
Organized by Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light and the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin
See http://wisconsinipl.org/interfaithteleprayer.htm,  E-mail: info@WisconsinIPL.org to register.

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Group-discussionsOn July 11 and 14, 2013, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin co-organized and co-sponsored with Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice “A Conversation: Communities of Peace, Justice and Sustainability,” at the Urban Ecology Center-Riverside Park, Milwaukee (7/11/13, 7:00-8:30 pm) and the Islamic Society of Milwaukee (13th and Layton, 7/14/13, ~1:15-3:00 pm). RSVP at interfaith.earth@yahoo.com.  Read about them at http://www.wnpj.org/node/8342

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penokeeThe Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin co-sponsored and contributed to the interfaith prayer at the Penokee Hills Arts Reception, Urban Ecology Center-Riverside Park, June 27, 2013.

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24thEnergyFairLogoWebOn June 22, 2013, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin co-presented at the workshop “Empowering Grassroots Environmental Activism Panel,” Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Energy Fair, Custer.

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin co-presented at the “Faith and Ecology” workshop, Greater Milwaukee Synod Assembly, Waukesha, May 31, 2013.

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The IslaWIBigClimateEventmic Environmental Group of Wisconsin was a partner and had a display booth at the BIG “Building Involvement Globally” Climate Event, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona, Sunday April 28, 2013. http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageNavigator/event_FLD_WI_BigClimateEvent.html

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On Saturday April 27, 2013, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin had a display table at the Wisconsin Energy Action Fair, Mauston.http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b59cfca00987b6608bf82d01f&id=0d260c2d39

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In celebration of Earth Day, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin shared a prayer at the Sierra Club Earth Day event, Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee, April 19, 2013.

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GESlogo2013The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin was a supporter, exhibitor (#609) and presenter at “Faith Communities and Sustainability,” Thursday March 7, 2013, 1:45-3:00 pm, 10th Annual Sustainability Summit, Delta Center, Milwaukee. See http://sustainabilitysummit.us/

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EarthPrayer4th Wisconsin Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate Change, Monday, February 11, 2013, 12:00-12:30 pm by Phone
Organized by Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light and the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin
See http://wisconsinipl.org/interfaithteleprayer.htm, Click HERE or e-mail: info@WisconsinIPL.org to register.

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin presented at the “Ecological Abundance-Building a Better Milwaukee Series”, Marquette University, Milwaukee, January 29, 2013.

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EarthPrayer3rd Wisconsin Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate Change
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 12:00-12:30 pm by Phone
Organized by Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light and the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin
See http://wisconsinipl.org/interfaithteleprayer.htm

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin participated in the Community Listening Session on Public Transit, Milwaukee, December 3, 2012.  See testimony HERE.

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin is a sponsor of the Do the Math Tour with Bill McKibben and 350.org, November 29, 2012, Madison, WI.  See http://wisconsinipl.org/dothemath.htm

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A presentation on Islam and Environmentalism, Thursday November 15, 2012, 2:00-3:50 pm, DeRicci 313, Edgewood College, Madison. Free Admission.

 

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin is a sponsor of the GREEN IFTAR/DINNER at 6:00 pm on Sunday October21, 2012 at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee Community Center, 815 West Layton Ave., Milwaukee.  This is an optional part of the Ground for Hope-Wisconsin interfaith environmental event.  See http://greenfaith.org/programs/ground-for-hope/ground-for-hope-wisconsin.  For information about the Green Iftar (fast-breaking meal) contact interfaith.earth@yahoo.com

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2nd Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate Change
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:00-12:45 pm
, by phone See http://wisconsinipl.org/interfaithteleprayer.htm

Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light and the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin are hosting a series of conference calls in which people from all over Wisconsin can join in praying for a just, healthy, and sustainable future for all.

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1st Interfaith TelePrayer for Earth / Climate Change
Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 12:00-12:45 pm
, by phone
See http
://wisconsinipl.org/interfaithteleprayer.htm

Sponsored by Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light and the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin

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On Saturday July 7, 2012, 10 am-4 pm, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin had an exhibit table with Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light at the Water Expo, Lake Monona Water Walk Community Festival, Winnequah Park, Monona.  See http://lakemononawaterwalk.org/events/

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin participated with a workshop panel presentation and an exhibit in the “Responding to Hunger: Creating Local Solutions” conference on Sunday June 3, 2012, 2:00-5:00 pm, Weasler Auditorium, Marquette University, Milwaukee. See http://www.interfaithconference.org/Responding%20to%20Hunger%20flyer.pdf

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On Thursday May 24, 2012, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin, a member of Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air, had an exhibit table at the Clean Air Extravaganza, 1:00-3:00 pm, Thursday 5/24/12, Gateway Technical College, 1001 South Main Street, Racine Building Conference Center, Rms. 102-104, Racine, Wisconsin.

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin participated as presenter and exhibitor in the Earth Day Celebration organized by the Sierra Club Great Waters Group, 5:00-7:30 pm, Friday 4/20/12, Riverview Room at the Muellner Building, Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut, Wauwatosa. See http://www.sc-gwg.org/

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On Monday April 16, 2012, the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin had an exhibit booth at the Sixth Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, 7:30 am-5:15 pm, April 16, 2012, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison.

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin presented “Faith Communities and Green Energy,” 2:00-3:15 pm, Room 103DE, Thursday March 8, 2012, Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee as part of the 9th Annual Green Energy Summit. Stop by our exhibit booth # 709, North Lobby. Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light and the Interfaith Earth Network. See http://wisconsinipl.org/FaithCommunitiesGreenEnergy.htm and http://www.greenenergysummit.us/. IEG is a supporter of the 9th Annual Green Energy Summit, Milwaukee.

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Green Faith: An Interfaith Conversation on Eco-Consciousness and Activism.”
Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 6:00 pm, Room 235, Pyle Center, 610 Langdon St, Madison. The interfaith event is Free and Open to the Public. See http://insideislam.wisc.edu/index.php/radio/green-faith-an-interfaith-conversation-on-eco-consciousness-and-activism; http://insideislam.wisc.edu/index.php/archives/12487

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin participated in the Interfaith Power & Light Cool Congregations Learning Calls.  See http://interfaithpowerandlight.org/resources/learning-calls/

Inspiring Congregants: begins 39:00 minutes into the call.

“…Huda Alkaff told us about the Green Ramadan Initiative. She is a board member with Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light and founder and director of the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin.”

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin organized and presented a successful and well-attended interfaith environmental justice event “Environmental Justice: A Human Rights Issue,” on Sunday December 11, 2011 at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee.  Read about it at: Media Advisory; http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/135165773.html

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin co-sponsored a successful Interfaith Earth Speaks Conference “Water, A Sacred Gift of Life, Sustaining it for All,” that took place on Sunday October 16-Monday October 17, 2011 at the Siena Retreat Center, 5635 Erie Street, Racine. View the event flyer (PDF) or  event brochure (PDF).

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin Promotes Green Ramadan! (August 2011)

 

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The Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin presented a poster “Year-Long Education and Service: Faith, Community and Sustainability,” at the 8th Annual Green Energy Summit, Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee, March 11, 2011.

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