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Journey to Create a Sustainable Christmas/Ramadan/Eid Session - IKEA Lagom Live with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Journey to Create a Sustainable Christmas/Ramadan/Eid Session - IKEA Lagom Live with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Have a Sustainable Christmas Session

Tuesday 7th December 2021

 

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

Xmas Sustainability Session  Ikea Lagom Live Dec 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Ahmed Sustainability Leader

 

Xmas Sustainability Session introduction slide Ikea Lagom Live Dec 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Xmas Sustainability Session introduction slide Ikea Lagom Live Dec 21

 

Xmas Sustainability Session What makes the festive period special? slide Ikea Lagom Live Dec 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

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!

 

Xmas Sustainability Session This or That slide Ikea Lagom Live December 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 This or That slide

 

Xmas Sustainability Session Xmas Trees Ikea Lagom Live December 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Sustainability Xmas Trees Ideas

 

 Xmas Sustainability Session Xmas Cards Ikea Lagom Live December 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Sustainability Xmas Cards Ideas

 

Xmas Sustainability Session Gift Wrap Ikea Lagom Live December 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 Sustainability Gift Wrap Ideas

 

Xmas Sustainability Session Gift Giving Ikea Lagom Live December 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Gift Giving Ideas 

 

Xmas Sustainability Session Chicken Wraps Ikea Lagom Live December 21

 Halal Chicken Wraps

All the ingredients are available at IKEA food halls

 

Chef Ajay with Ahmed and Ester Ikea Lagom Live December 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Chef Ajay with Ahmed and Ester 

 

De constructed fruit salad Ikea Lagom Live December 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

De constructed fruit salad, delicious! 

 

Meal Planning Ikea Lagom Live December 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Meal Planning Ideas

 

Xmas Crafts Slide Ikea Lagom Live December 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Xmas Crafts Ideas

 

 Xmas Crafts Beeswax Food Wraps Ikea Lagom Live December 21 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

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 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

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 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

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 Ikea Lagom Live December 21

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 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

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.

 

Home Activities

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, Sustainable ideas with Sabeena Ahmed

IKEA Star lights

 

Fair Trade Christmas Tree Stand, Sustainable ideas with Sabeena Ahmed

Fair Trade Xmas Tree Stand

 

Fair Trade Xmas Tree Stand with IKEA Star Lights, Sustainable ideas with Sabeena Ahmed

Fair Trade Xmas Tree Stand with IKEA Star Lights

 

I hope to add more photographs of my sustainable draught excluder soon.

 

Further Reading and Links

IKEA LIVE LAGOM YOUTUBE CHANNEL

IKEA Live Lagon - Lucy

Ikea Live Lagom - DIY Xmas Wreath

Ikea Live Lagom - Making a Draft Excluder

Ikea Switzerland - Three Sustainable gift wrapping ideas

 

 





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