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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.
In 2015 my Creative Director Helen Barlow Scott and I worked to design The Little Fair Trade Stamps which would be included in the launch of The Little Fair Trade Shop website Quarter 1, 2016.
In this blog I explain what each stamp means and introduce you to a fairtrade producer who has aligned their business to implement and promote a living wage, decent working conditions, transparency and accountability, empowerment, environmental sustainability, dignity and self respect for all.
This is my second year participating in Plastic Free July and due to my three surgeries and Covid-19 I have found the challenge difficult.
The UAE ethical movement is still in its infancy and substitutes for products like reusable/circular feminine hygiene and natural beauty products for acne/sensitive skin are limited.
I hope to continue my plastic/zero waste journey and hope to gradually reduce my consumption of menstrual hygiene and cleaning products and learn how to make my own soap, body wash, bread, conditioner and compost my waste..
It will be a long work in progress, but I'm optimistic.
This is my summary about how I am consciously trying to live a fair trade ethical life.
This blog illustrates the small steps I have taken to live a life free of clutter, materialism and throw away society.
It has been a natural progression from fair trade campaigner, educator and social entrepreneur to ethical consumer.
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