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July 2020 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

July 2020 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

July 2020

Video to be added

 

This month I continued to heal from surgery.

Participated in my second Plastic Free July 2020.

Was accepted on the prestigious World Literacy Foundation Ambassador 2020 Program and 

completed my Future Learn MOOC - The Power of Podcasting For Storytelling.

 

Surgery (March 2020)

My surgery March 2020 - Blog about my endometriosis and PCOS by Sabeena Ahmed

For those that don't know I was admitted to hospital after a few weeks of excruciating pain in my left ovary and required urgent surgery.

My cyst was removed 17th March 2020.

My consultant informed me that the cyst had ruptured and had welded itself to my colon and left ovary. He removed the white ruptured cyst cleaned me up. but could not see any signs of Endometriosis or PCOS due to inflammation.

I was in two minds about attaching photographs of my ruptured cyst and decided against it.

Thank you to all my friends and family who sent get well messages.

  

Plastic Free July 2020

Plastic Free July 2020 Badge

 

My Goals This Year

 

This is my second year supporting Plastic Free July.

I made a positive start last year and am continuing to reduce my plastic consumption by focusing on reusable and circular products that are easily available in Dubai.

I hope to 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.

I hope to continue with Plastic Free July as long as I physically can.

Thank you for reading my blog and supporting a world with less plastic and zero waste.

Love, peace and blessings...

Sabeena X

 

What is Plastic Free July?

Plastic Free July was started by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and a small team of local government in Western Australia, it is now one of the most influential environmental campaigns in the world.

Millions of people across the globe take part every year, with many committing to reducing plastic pollution far beyond the month of July.

Source: Plastic Free July

 

My Plastic Free July Pledge

This year I am determined to continue and reduce my plastic consumption and educate others in the process.

 

My Plastic Free July video - Join Me!

Credit: Plastic Free July Official YouTube Channel

 

 

Plastic Free July Gallery - Week 1

This year I've decided to focus my plastic free july journey on my health and well being.

Day 1

 I began Plastic Free July with a Plastic Free Teabags.

 Pure Green Tea, Clipper Plastic Free Teabags - Plastic Free July 2020 with Sabeena Ahmed

 Clipper Plastic Free Tea Bags

 

Day 2

Fairtrade Divine Chocolates!

Divine Chocolate Bars fairtrade - Plastic Free July 2020 with Sabeena Ahmed

  

Day 3

Fairtrade Olive Oils from Palestine and Lebanon

Fairtrade Olive Oils from Palestine and Lebanon - Plastic Free July 2020 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Day 4

Najma al Subah apricot jam - Fair Trade Lebanon 

Najma Al Subah Apricot Jam Fair Trade Lebanon - Plastic Free July 2020 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

 Day 5

Cedar Honey - Fair Trade Lebanon 

Cedar Honey, Fair Trade Lebanon - Plastic Free July 2020 with Sabeena Ahmed

  

Day 6

I love herbal teas!

I love herbal teas - Plastic Free July 2020 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Day 7

My self-care and healing - a work in progress. Here's my green salad. 

 My healthy green salad - Plastic Free July 2020 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Day 8

Fresh fruit and vegetables for juicing 

 Fresh fruit and vegetables for juicing - Plastic Free July 2020 with Sabeena Ahmed 

 

 

WORLD LITERACY FOUNDATION AMBASSADOR PROGRAM 2020

This June I applied to apply as a World Literacy Foundation Ambassador with the World Literacy Foundation. My application was successful. 

I'm A WLF Ambassador 2020 - Sabeena Ahmed, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

#WorldLiteracyFoundationAmbassador
 

Welcome video message from the CEO Mr Andrew Kay

 

ABOUT THE WORLD LITERACY FOUNDATION 

In 2003 Mr Kay established the World Literacy Foundation with the goal to bring books, tutoring and literacy resources to children without any support.

Since its inception it has supported over 315,000 children around the world.

For those interested here is the link to their impact page.

 

World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program 2020 Quote John Quincy Adams

World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program 2020 Quote John Quincy Adams

 

Future Learn MOOC  -

The Power of Podcasting For Storytelling, Certificate Sabeena Ahmed

I enrolled and completed on a fabulous Future Learn MOOC - The Power of Podcasting For Storytelling.

I would love to establish a podcast for Muslim Female Social Entrepreneurs and Visioneers from all professions and industries, (fingers crossed).

 

Future Learn MOOC - The Power of Podcasting For Storytelling, Certificate Sabeena Ahmed

 

 

Further Reading and Links

Living with Endometriosis, PCOS - Sabeena Ahmed 

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July - Resources and Assets

Plastic Free Products 

World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program

Future Learn - The Power of Podcasting For Storytelling





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Zero Waste Week 2020 - Fair Trade Ethical Living with Sabeena Ahmed
Zero Waste Week 2020 - Fair Trade Ethical Living with Sabeena Ahmed

This is my humble effort to reduce my plastic consumption and waste for Zero Waste Week 2020. 

I've been very poorly this year and hope to support the Zero Waste movement with zest and vigour next year.

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August 2020 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary
August 2020 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

This month I continued to heal from surgery.

Continued learning about literacy on the prestigious World Literacy Foundation Ambassador 2020 Program and

flew to London to attend my father in law's funeral.

Continue Reading →

Plastic Free July 2020, Dubai, UAE with Sabeena Ahmed
Plastic Free July 2020, Dubai, UAE with Sabeena Ahmed

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.

Continue Reading →

 

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