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Water Management in Andalusian Spain

Al-Andalus is the name used to refer to Spain under the Muslim rule from 711 A.D. to 1492 A.D., which at its apogee encompassed — in addition to Spain — Portugal and a small part of southern France. For several hundred years, Al-Andalus was the most populous and most advanced community in Europe with its […]

October 22nd

Mosque Water Conservation Provides Food During Ramadan

Converting water savings into food, GROHE is continuing its “Green Mosque” water conservation CSR initiative this year during Ramadan. The initiative, part of GROHE’s global water conservation program ‘Watercare,’ is once again teaming up with the NGO Sharbatly Foundation, as it did in 2014. Last year, the “Green Mosque” water conservation program saved the mosque […]

July 6th

Egypt’s Oldest Mosque Now Conserves More Water

As more and more Muslims become conscious of environmental conservation practices, water waste usually becomes a major area of concern. Muslims pray five times a day, and typically perform the ritual washing, or wudu’, prior to each prayer. Providing sacred cleansing, water is precious in Islam and reducing waste is a religious duty enjoined upon […]

January 5th

How to Conserve Water During Wudhu

O Believers! When you prepare for prayers, wash your faces and your hands up to the elbows, and wipe your heads, and your feet to the ankles . . . and [if you] do not find water then betake yourselves to clean earth and wipe your faces and your hands with it. (Qur’an 5:6) Prior […]

August 7th

EcoSikh Helps Sikhs Green Their Holy Cities

Some religious groups are able to work with people and organizations from other countries to enact positive environmental change in communities, while raising awareness about issues like pollution and climate change. One such group connects Sikhism to these issues. EcoSikh is an international organization created in 2009 as part of a 5-year plan to make improvements in […]

July 29th

New Eco-Mosque in Dubai is First of Its Kind

There’s been a growing movement among Muslims to start putting the core environmental tenants of Islam into practice. Some Muslims are doing that by conserving water during Wudu — the spiritual practice of washing before prayer — and reducing waste during events like nightly Ramadan feasts. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, a Muslim environmentalist and author, lays out […]

July 22nd

Calif. Church Boasts Huge Rainwater Collection System

California is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in recorded history. Significantly below-average winter precipitation, combined with record heat, is causing one-third of the state to experience “exceptional” drought, the worst level. While some churches have encouraged their members to pray for rain, others are taking a more proactive approach to water conservation. The Episcopal […]

June 20th

Methodist Church Goes Solar in North Carolina

On June 15 members of the Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina will come together to celebrate. No, they’re not celebrating some obscure Christian holiday or Father’s Day (although their celebration will be honoring the Father in a way). They’re coming together to dedicate the church’s new solar array — an installation that […]

May 19th