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February 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2022 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

February 2022

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This month I continued to heal from my procedure (January 2022) to alleviate the pain in my left shoulder.

I attended the February 2022 IKEA LIVE Lagom upcycling session.

Sadly, I was recovering from a painful swollen eye infection and could only participate in two February Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 webinars.

I did attend the Anti-Racism in the anti-sweatshop movement webinar with Labour Behind the Label and Mayisha Begum of OH SO ETHICAL.

 

Surgeries 2017-2022

My surgery March 2020 - Blog about my endometriosis and PCOS by Sabeena Ahmed

For those that don't know I've been living with painful shoulders for the past 5 years and PCOS/Endometriosis for the last 30 years.

During November 2017 I had my first rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder, and then a year later October 2018 I had the same surgery on my left shoulder.

After a few months of intolerable pain I was addmited to hospital to have a ruptured cyst removed 17th March 2020. This was my third polycystic ovarian surgery since 2004.

Its been a long 5 years of excruciating pain, sleepless nights and slow healing.

I still have bouts of low energy, pain and anxiety/panic attacks.

January 2022 was the month I finally had injections to relieve the pain in my left shoulder.

It's been a long two months of healing and I'm trying to keep positive.

Thank you to all my friends and family who pray for my recovery and good health.

   

IKEA LIVE LAGOM

Re-love, Re-use

15th February 2022

This months session was about upcycling items.

Ahmed (Sustainablilty Leader) had prepared a presentation.

Ikea Lagom Live Upcycling Session February 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

What's an item that you have had for as long as you can remember?

I answered my parental home in Manchester.

 

 Ikea Lagom Live Upcycling Session February 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

What is upcycling to you slide

 

 Ikea Lagom Live Upcycling Session February 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

What is upcycling to you?

Upcycling is a great way of addressing these waste figure and encouraging people to think about reusing previously unwanted items.

 

Ikea Lagom Live Upcycling Session February 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

What is upcycling to you?

Upcycling is reusing discarded products or materials to create a product of higher quality or perceived value the original.

 

 Ikea Lagom Live Upcycling Session February 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

So, why upcycle?

 

Ikea Lagom Live Upcycling Session February 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

So, why upcycle?

BUY

MAKE

THRIFT

SWAP

BORROW

USE WHAT YOU HAVE

The Buyerarchy of needs (with apologies to Maslow)

 

Ikea Lagom Live Upcycling Session February 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

So, why upcycle?

 

 Ikea Lagom Live Upcycling Session February 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Circularity at IKEA

Linear Economy

Recycling Economy

Circular Economy

 

 Ikea Lagom Live Upcycling Session February 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Circular IKEA

Our circular approach to Reusing and Recycling is an essential part of our commitment to becoming climate positive by 2030.

 

Ikea Lagom Live Upcycling Session February 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

What is IKEA doing?

 

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 

Fairtrade Foundation Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Resources Choose the World You Want

                       

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed. All resource, logos copyright of the Fairtrade Foundation UK

 

This year I was poorly and celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 by attending a few webinars.

 This year the Fairtrade Foundation's campaign is a continuation about Farmers Climate Change, Fairtrade and You.

 

 

 

DAY 1

I started the week with a webinar hosted by Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation Mr Michael Gidney and Fairtrade Farmers Bismark and Hugo, fairtrade farmers taking on climate crisis.

 

 

 

DAY 2

Actor, director and Fairtrade Foundation Patron Adjoa Andoh introduces this special film screening of the ground-breaking, Farmers Fighting the Global Crisis documentary.

Star of the documentary Caroline Rono, a Fairtrade coffee farmer in Kenya, joins live to answer your questions.

The film focuses on the effects of climate change, and how farmers like Caroline are using Fairtrade to take on the climate crisis they face every day.

 

 Video courtesy of the Fairtrade Foundation UK

 

Day 3

 

I attended the a webinar Education for Climate Justice

To mark Fairtrade Fortnight 2022, an expert panel of educators and activists explore the role of the education sector in building a more just, sustainable world.

Chef, writer, broadcaster and Fairtrade Patron Allegra McEvedy MBE hosts, and is joined by Phoebe L. Hanson from the Teach the Future campaign; Jennifer Buchan, Primary Teacher, Hutchesons’ Grammar School; and Professor Douglas Bourn, Director of the UCL Development Education Research Centre. Harriet Lamb CBE, CEO of sustainable energy charity Ashden and former CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation

 

I also attended the webinar with Climate Coalition and the Fairtrade Foundation

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Climate Coalition webinar with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Climate Coalition webinar with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Climate Coalition webinar with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 Fairtrade Fortnight 2022 Climate Coalition webinar with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Anti Racism in the Anti Sweat Shop Movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and

Labour Behind The Label

I decided to support Labour Behind the Label and their webinar with Mayisha Begum about anti racism in the anti sweat shop movement.

I've posted some slides below for those interested.

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical.

 

 Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

 Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

 Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

 Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Answer: 60

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical.

 

Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Answer: 75%

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical.

 

Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Answer: A third

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

 Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

 Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

 Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

 Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

Anti Racism in the anti sweat shop movement webinar with Mayisha Begum and Labour Behind the Label.  February 2022 blog with Sabeena Z Ahmed

All credits to Mayisha Begum of Oh So Ethical

 

If you've got this far I'm seriously impressed. You deserve a pat on the back!

Thank you so much for reading and I wish everyone a very Happy Fairtrade Fortnight 2022.

Love, peace and blessings!

Sabeena 

Further Reading and Links

IKEA LIVE LAGOM





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Happy New Year to all my fair trade friends and family around the world.

My right shoulder is still very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.

Despite my pain I managed to attend a webinar and record videos about PIE Community members expressing an interest to join.

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These sessions were organised by THRIVE LDN.

Translation in Urdu

نیا سال مبارک ہو!

دنیا بھر میں میرے تمام منصفانہ تجارتی دوستوں اور اہل خانہ کو نیا سال مبارک ہو۔

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میں دماغی صحت اور خودکشی کی تربیت کے بارے میں کچھ سیشنز میں شامل ہوے۔

ان سیشنز کا اہتمام THRIVE LDN نے کیا تھا۔

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Expression of interest to join World Pulse's Powershift Inclusive Excellence Committee  (PIE) - February 2024
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Despite my poor health and painful right shoulder I have recorded a video in English, edited it and added subtitles in English and Urdu.

Please kindly click below to apply as a member of the Powershift Excellence Committee.

Application Form link https://forms.gle/TUDeGiXwTtzqv4oh6

The date for the submission of the application form is the 2nd February 2024, but this date could be extended. 

I forget to mention in the video that Community members must adhere to the following criteria:

1. Applicants must be World Pulse Community Members for 2 years.

2. Applicants must be World Pulse badge holders.

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