Earth Day

Posted by on Apr 23, 2010 in Parents/Kids Archive | 0 comments

Make it a Great EARTH DAY!!

Here’s what we are doing at IQRA’ to take care of our Earth

 

  • We conserve energy at our office by turning off the lights when we leave a room (prayer room, copy room, bathroom)
  • We recycle our office paper and plastics
  • We agreed to no longer use paper products (paper cups and plates) when eating lunch.  Each member brings in his or her own plate, glass and mug in order to reduce waste
  • We Equipped our kitchen with appliances (electric kettle and toaster oven) that use considerably less energy then a conventional oven
  • Many of use laptops instead desktops to conserve energy

Try This?

Here are some things you can do with your family at home


Reduce

Reuse

Recycle

Turn off water while brushing

Ziplock bags that once carried your carrots can now carry your crayons

Glass bottles

Take shorter showers

Old tee-shirts can be used as cleaning rags

Aluminum, Steel, & Copper

Turn off the lights when you leave a room

Try to reuse packaging:

jars as vases, containers as pencil boxes, magnets out of bottle caps and button

Plastics:

Any clean plastic labeled with a #1-7 (except Styrofoam). Examples: plastic bottles, cups, bags, containers (please put multiple bags stuffed in together – individual bags cause problems)

Unplug any electronic devices when not in use

Cereal boxes can be transformed into napkin holders and picture frames Or turn pictures from old books and calendars into fancy artwork

Paper:

Any clean paper. Examples: printer paper (staples OK), junk mail (windows OK), newspaper, books, phone books, magazines, cereal/shoe boxes, index cards

Keep the doors and windows shut when using the ac or heat

Use stamps and ribbon to change old newspapers and brown paper bags into fun gift wrap

Cardboard

Turn down your thermostat

Donate old clothes, books, toys, electronics, and school supplies to needy families and schools

Rechargeable Batteries

Make your lunch waste free: choose items that do not require a lot of packaging

Look online for ways to refurbish old furniture or electronics to work as new

Computers, Printers, Cell Phones

Walk or Ride your bike when possible

Buy products that are easily recycled and Earth friendly

For more tips visit:

http://www.eartheasy.com/live_recycling.htm

Earth Day Hadith:

Islam teaches mankind to respect and care for all of Allah’s creations.  Rasulullah (s) has said,

“If you have a sapling, if you have the time, be certain to plant it, even if Doomsday starts to break forth.” [31]

“Whoever plants trees, God will give him reward to the extent of their fruit.” [32]

“Whoever reclaims and cultivates dry, barren land will be rewarded by God for the act. So long as men and animals benefit from it He will record it for him as almsgiving.” [33]


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LETS MAKE EVERYDAY AN EARTH DAY!!

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