Happy New Year!
This month despite being very poorly and being hospitalised most of the month with high blood pressure,
I continued with Plastic Free July and purchased a bamboo toothbrush.
Started an Up-cycling From Green Ideas to Starting a Business - Living in Minca and supported Gombook's Give A Ghaf Planting Tree Program at Sustainable City Dubai.
This month I continued with Plastic Free July and purchased a bamboo toothbrush.
Good for the environment and good for you
As nations and cities urbanize, develop economically, and grow in terms of population, the World Bank estimates that waste generation will increase from 2.01 billion tonnes in 2020 to 3.40 billion tonnes in 2050. At least 33% of this waste is mismanaged globally today through open dumping or burning.
How can you turn an upcycling idea into action? This course is a must for anyone who wants to learn about upcycling and or launch an upcycling business.
Over the next three weeks, you will learn about the concept of upcycling, identify the environmental problem your idea is trying to solve, design your venture model and prepare to take it to the market. You will also learn how to make things out of trash. We have brought examples of upcycling businesses from all over the world. Successful Entrepreneurs will give you advice and recommendations on how to develop your own upcycling business idea and you will have the opportunity to pitch for mentoring support from our experts.
Source and Credit Dr Sara Calvo and Living In Minca
Proud to support Give A Ghaf Tree Initiative with Social Enterprise Goumbook, at Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE - January 2020
This January I decided to start my year of self-care, healing and fulfilling ambitions by supporting a fantastic social enterprise Goumbook.
It also reminded me of my mothers love for nature and gardening.
My beloved mother also planted an apple and pear tree in her garden before her passing.
On a beautiful Saturday morning, I headed over to the Sustainable City, Dubai to participate in the Give A Ghaf Tree Initiative.
Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE - January 2020
Sabeena Ahmed with the Goumbook ladies
I walked over to the Goumbook stand and met Jenaleen asked me to fill the pots with soil.
Filling the plant pots with soil
Sabeena shaking excess soil from plant pots
To read more about my Give A Ghaf participation click here.
As a passionate fairtrade campaigner and advocate I felt compelled to join the Fairtrade Fortnight 2024 webinar.
2024 will be 30 years of Fair trade in the United Kingdom.
This webinar was organised by the Fairtrade Foundation UK team.
I have attached photographs of the webinar below for those interested.
All credit and source courtesy of the Fairtrade Foundation team UK.
This October I continued to heal from my shoulder surgeries.
My right shoulder was very painful and inflamed again and I have struggled to type this blog.
I attended the volunteers webinars for Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023 and the 30 years of Fairtrade in the UK.
I joined the October 2023 Power Inclusive Excellence Committee and Training Tuesday: Climate Change: Taking Action to Support Women and Girls with World Pulse.
During August 2023 I attended a 2 day online webinar titled, 'Journey towards Meaningful Connectivity Exploring Value' with the Institute of Social Entrepreneurs Asia, (ISEA).
I have tried to translate these webinars in Urdu.
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