I was very poorly and mustered all the energy I had to attend this session.
My left shoulder was very sore.
Many thanks to Tayyab, Ahmed and Chef Ajay for their hospitality.
The session began with a slide presentation with Ahmed
Ahmed Sustainability Leader
Xmas Sustainability Session introduction slide Ikea Lagom Live Dec 21
Xmas Sustainability Session What makes the festive period special?
Ikea Lagom Live Dec 21
As a practicing Muslim I was born and educated in the UK.
I remember Christmas with great fondness, school pantomimes, a trip to the theatre, Christmas cards, parties, presents and family.
Christmas always reminds me of my parents and how hard they worked to put bread on the table.
I still love all the Christmas vibe, the energy, decorations and joy of spending quality time with family. I miss those times!
This or That slide
Sustainability Xmas Trees Ideas
Sustainability Xmas Cards Ideas
Sustainability Gift Wrap Ideas
Gift Giving Ideas
Halal Chicken Wraps
All the ingredients are available at IKEA food halls
Chef Ajay with Ahmed and Ester
De constructed fruit salad, delicious!
Meal Planning Ideas
Xmas Crafts Ideas
Xmas Crafts Beeswax Food Wraps Ikea Lagom Live December 21
This is a practical gift for any eco conscious individual and I hope I can make some for Ramadan and Eid 2022
Xmas Crafts Cotton and Food Toilet Bags Ikea Lagom Live December 21
I will have to invest in a sewing machine.
More practical Eid gifts
Xmas Crafts Plastic Free Xmas Crackers Ikea Lagom Live December 21
I have seen Ramadan and Eid piñata's online as an alternative to Christmas crackers but I feel this concept is not sustainable and not zero waste compliant.
Xmas Crafts Sustainable Gift Wrap slide
I love this idea and hope I can find lots of videos how to wrap gifts sustainably.
video for beginners
Credit: IKEA SWITZERLAND
Recycling During Xmas Ikea Lagom Live December 21
There isn't much waste during Ramadan. I'm very careful not to over cook or over eat. Most of my waste is vegetable and fruit waste.
Eating healthier is also better for my PCOS, Endometriosis and shoulders.
I think I will definitely invest in an Air fryer, a bread cake maker and a kefir maker in 2022.
Tayaab and Ahmed asked us to create a wreath using a wire hanger and try to implement the ideas above.
I hope to use these ideas and differentiate for Ramadan and Eid.
I particularly loved the sustainable wrapping presents. I'll try to use scarves and vintage duppattey.
I used some old IKEA star lights I'd purchased from the Dubai Media City IKEA in 2010 and wrapped them around my old fair trade Christmas tree stand.
IKEA Star lights
Fair Trade Xmas Tree Stand
Fair Trade Xmas Tree Stand with IKEA Star Lights
I hope to add more photographs of my sustainable draught excluder soon.
My name is Sabeena, I love fair trade chocolate, travelling and writing blogs and producing films and about the fair trade producers and artisans I visit when I'm well.
I've lived with invisible disabilities for 30 years and chronic pain for last 4.
I've tried to keep the video short because my left shoulder is very painful.
Its been frustrating explaining my invisible medical disabilities and chronic pain to individuals who couldn't care less.
I'd like to change the narrative!
Another painful month and a stressful MRI scan and multiple appointments to see my orthopaedic consultant. My left shoulder has been excruciatingly painful.
I was happy to receive my copy of Bruce Crowther's book 'Not In My Lifetime.'
I attended day one of the annual International Fair Trade Towns Conference 2021.
This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries. Another painful month with my shoulders causing me stress and pain.
I published my blog and videos about the World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program in English and Urdu. This blog took 5 months to write and translate due to my painful shoulders.
I attended the Ethical Consumer Week online conference 2021 and wrote a summary of some of the sessions I attended.
I was chosen to attend the IKEA Lagom Live 9 month sustainability program.
I received my certificate for attending the Muslim Mental Health and Wellbeing Alliance Conference, Muslim Mental Health in an Unequal World.
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