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July 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

July 2021 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

July 2021

This month I continued to heal from all my surgeries. My shoulders were particularly painful and I struggled to type.

I  participated in my third Plastic Free July.

Many thanks to the Common Objective team for organising and hosting the Expo 2021 webinars.

 

Surgeries 2017-2020

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. This was my third polycystic ovarian surgery since 2004.

During November 2017 I had my first rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder, and then a year later October 2018 I had the same surgery on my left shoulder.

Its been a long 4 years of excruciating pain, sleepless nights and slow healing.

I still have bouts of low energy, pain and anxiety.

This month was particularly bad, my left shoulder was very painful and typing incredibly difficult.

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

 

Plastic Free July 2021

#Day1

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Day 1 Plastic Free July 2021, recycled plastic bag purse made my Awa I Manneh and the Recycling Women of Gambia, with Sabeena Z Ahmed



My gorgeous bespoke recycled plastic bag purse created by Awa I Manneh and the Recycling Women of Gambia.

I had the pleasure of welcoming environmental activist and founder Isatou Ceesay to my home a few years ago.

READ: My blog and visit by Isatou Ceesay to Dubai and the UAE.

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Day 1 Plastic Free July 2021, Isatou Ceesay with Sabeena Z Ahmed March/April 2019

 Me with Isatou, Jumeirah Beach April 2019

 

Day 2

Hand made paper bouquet Thai Craft, Plastic Free July 2021 Day 2 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 My forever green fair trade recycled paper bouquet.

 

SDG 12 Plastic Free July 2021

Hand crafted by ladies at Thai Craft, promoting the circular economy, climate change and SDG12.

 

Day 3

Plastic Free July 2021 Video 

I'm taking the Plastic Free July Challenge 2021.

 

Will you?

Plastic Free July participants:

 

Reduce their household waste and recycling by 21kg per person per year (almost 5%).

 

Contribute to a total saving of 940 million kg of plastic waste each year.

 

8.5 out of 10 people made changes that have become habits/ a way of life.

 

Plastic Free July are proud how these actions address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - 11, 12, 14 and 15 (sustainable cities and communities, responsible production and consumption, life below water, and life on land).

 

Whether you’re a beginner looking for a few single-use plastics to avoid, or someone well on their way to a plastic free life, we have ideas to inspire you at home, work, school, and within the community.

 

Check out our resources below and get inspired.

 

 

 

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog Say No to single use Plastic, Plastic Free July 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed
Say No to Single Use Plastic!
Fancy a fair trade plastic free cuppa?

 

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, Plastic Fossil Fuel and biodegradable tea bags with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Plastic, fossil fuel free and biodegradable tea bags.

 

 

 

 

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, Jute Bag ETI and SEDEX certified with Sabeena Z Ahmed


 'All because the lady loves blueberries.' 

SAY NO to plastic bags!

  

The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, Jute Bag ETI and SEDEX certified with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Supporting ethical companies and local businesses is taking small steps to become a responsible consumer and combat climate change and its's impacts.

 

 

 The Little Fair Trade Blog, Plastic Free July 2021, Jute Bag ETI and SEDEX certified with Sabeena Z Ahmed

SDG13

 

Further Reading

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/climate-change/?fbclid=IwAR1F3YURthfXirYyGazL-XNInN3zalQSdADssPsDCQkphVL0fC1WWxKp4qM

 

#Day7

 

Happy World Chocolate Day!

 

Proud to support fair trade cocoa farmers from Kuapa Kokoo, Ghana.

 

Divine Chocolate and Kuapa Kokoo, both led by women, are pioneering progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 5 — this goal aims to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.

 

Yes! The plastic sleeve is recyclable.

 

 

 

 

COMMON OBJECTIVE EXPO 2021

Many thanks to the Common Objective team for organising these informative and educational webinars and all the guest speakers and brands who participated.

 

About Common Objective

 Founding the Ethical Fashion Forum

In 2005, a group of entrepreneurs and business owners got together in London. They had a common objective - to build successful businesses with a positive impact for people and the environment.

They believed that they would be able to achieve that objective more easily by joining forces. A year later the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) was formalised with 20 founding members from 4 continents, and a mission to make it easier for fashion businesses everywhere to succeed in 3D. 

The CO Vision

Our vision is a world in which business works better for everyone. And the planet

We’re starting with the fashion industry, which for us encompasses apparel, textiles, components, footwear, accessories, and jewellery. When we’re ready, it is our ambition to expand to support other sectors too. We believe that business in 3D - in which sustainability is a goal rather than an add on - can be a solution to the greatest challenges of our time, on a global scale.

Source and credit The Common Objective website.

Thank you for reading and I hope to bring you another monthly blog next month health prevailing.

Love and respect to everyone making and being the difference.

Sabeena

 

Further Reading and Links

Plastic Free July 2021 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Plastic Free July 2020 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Plastic Free July 2019 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

Common Objective

Lara Oyedele on LinkedIn

Living with PCOS and Endometriosis - by Sabeena Ahmed

 





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Translation in Urdu
اردو میں ترجمہ
میری زندگی کے مشکل ترین اوقات میں خواندگی میری روشنی

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This year I celebrated International Literacy Day which takes place on the

8th September annually.

This year I campaigned for the World Literacy Foundation on social media.

خواندگی کا عالمی دن 2021 مبارک ہو۔

اس سال میں نے خواندگی کا عالمی دن منایا جو کہ اس دن ہوتا ہے۔
8 ستمبر ہر سال۔

اس سال میں نے سوشل میڈیا پر ورلڈ لٹریسی فاؤنڈیشن کے لیے مہم چلائی۔

 

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