This September I continued with Plastic Free July.
Participated in Zero Waste Week 2019 and Climate Action Day.
Received my certificate for Future Learn MOOC, Fashion's Future
and the Sustainable Development Goals.
This month I continued with Plastic Free July and invested in a bamboo toothbrush, an organic loofah, organic laundry softener and soap nuts
Organic Laundry Softener
Soap nuts are Organic Laundry Detergent
They are 100% Natural and Biodegradable
Instructions: Use 5-7 soap berries for a full load of washing.
Place the bag and berries directly in the washing machine with all your laundry.
Soap berries can be re-used 5-6 times and then disposed preferably in a composter.
Soap berres do not produce much foam.
Use warm water for washing clothes or soak the bag with berries before placing in the washing machine.
This is my humble effort to reduce my plastic consumption and waste for Zero Waste Week 2019, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
Many thanks to my husband for purchasing an ethical b'day gift this year.
Any advice from gardeners regarding how to keep my succulent alive would be appreciated?
ENABLE is a UAE National social enterprise based in Dubai.
Enable empowers special young Emiratis with cognitive disabilities by enrolling them in extensive entrepreneurial program.
The skill set delivered will hopefully "enable" individuals with such special abilities to start their own retail units and therefore achieve individual financial sustainability.
As a social enterprise, 100% of ENABLE products will be used to fuel its retail operations with 15% of each product sold will go back to the employee who created it to empower their abilities.
Source: ENABLE UAE
My beautiful succulent made by artists at ENABLE
ENABLE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE UAE
ENABLE UAE'S STORY
To read more about Zero Waste Week 2019, Dubai, UAE
please click here
This month I received my certificate for the Future Learn online MOOC,
Fashion's Future and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Fashion's Future and the Sustainable Development Goals Certificate
A brief Summary of The Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals
SDG1 - No Poverty,
SDG5 - Gender Equality,
SDG8 - Good Jobs and Economic Growth.
SDG13 - Climate Action,
SDG6 - Clean Water and Sanitation,
SDG14 - Life Under Water and
SDG15 - Life On Land.
SDG12 - Responsible Consumption and Production.
Another humble attempt to support Greta Thunberg and millions of climate change activists around the world.
Dubai Climate Action Poster
A little note for my neighbours
Thank you for reading this months blog.
I look forward to recording more videos once I regain my energy and my shoulders have healed.
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Hello! My name is Sabeena Ahmed.
I'm a fairtrade campaigner, educator and social entrepreneur.
I was born and educated in Manchester, UK.
I'm a qualified PGCE ESOL Practitioner, adore fairtrade chocolate and support breast cancer research.
I promote the sustainable development goals, fair trade ethical living and the circular economy.
This is a brief summary of my fairtrade activities and campaigns in the United Arab Emirates spanning 2009 to 2020.
I celebrated Fairtrade Fortnight and International Women's Day 2020 Dubai, UAE with my sister Irem.
This year the Fairtrade Foundation UK's campaign is all about the women, who grow the cocoa in the chocolate. The hashtag is #SHEDESERVES.
I was so pleased to learn about the House of Commons UK also supports Fairtrade Fortnight 2020.
The World Fair Trade Organization's Communications team asked me to share the names of inspirational women in my life for International Women's Day 2020.
This years campaign hashtag is #SheEmpowersMe
I chose to mention 4 ladies and invited them to continue the video challenge.
Ms Christina Longden - The Lorna Young Foundation
Ms Samini Bibi - Sabah Pakistan
Ms Roopa Mehta (Apa) - WFTO President
Ms Moon Sharma (Apa) - Tara Projects, India
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