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.
IKEA LIVE LAGOM YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Ikea Live Lagom - DIY Xmas Wreath
Ikea Live Lagom - Making a Draft Excluder
Ikea Switzerland - Three Sustainable gift wrapping ideas
This year the Fairtrade Foundation organised several webinars about Fairtrade Farmers and the Climate Crisis before and during Fairtrade Fortnight 2023.
I have translated this vlog in Urdu.
اس سال فیئر ٹریڈ فاؤنڈیشن نے فیئر ٹریڈ فورٹ نائٹ 2023 سے پہلے اور اس کے دوران فیئر ٹریڈ فارمرز اور موسمیاتی بحران کے بارے میں کئی ویبنارز کا اہتمام کیا۔
میں نے اس بلاگ کا اردو میں ترجمہ کیا ہے۔
This year's International Women's Day campaign was about embracing equity.
Sadly my right shoulder has been very painful and didn't receive the World Fair Trade Organization tool kit in time and designed my own IWD23 poster.
I decided to write my poster in English and Urdu.
I hope I can record a video for next year.
اس سال خواتین کے عالمی دن کی مہم مساوات کو اپنانے کے بارے میں تھی۔
افسوس کی بات ہے کہ میرا دایاں کندھا بہت تکلیف دہ رہا ہے اور مجھے ورلڈ فیئر ٹریڈ آرگنائزیشن ٹول کٹ بروقت نہیں ملی اور میں نے اپنا IWD23 پوسٹر ڈیزائن کیا۔
میں نے اپنا پوسٹر انگریزی اور اردو میں لکھنے کا فیصلہ کیا۔
مجھے امید ہے کہ میں اگلے سال کے لیے ایک ویڈیو ریکارڈ کر سکوں گا۔
This month I continued to heal from my shoulder procedure (January 2022) and am learning to live with pain in my right shoulder.
I participated in several webinars the first being the World Cancer Day 2023.
The second webinar was organised the World Pulse Changemaker Lab 2022 Program.
I participated in Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 which commenced February 27th - 12th March.
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