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September 2019 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2019 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

 

September 2019 

  

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.

 

 

Plastic Free July 2019 a continuation

September 2019 

This month I continued with Plastic Free July and invested in a bamboo toothbrush, an organic loofah, organic laundry softener and soap nuts

 

 Bamboo Toothbrush and box - Zero Waste Week 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

Bamboo Toothbrush 

 

Organic Loofah - Zero Waste Week 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

 Organic Loofah

 

Organic Laundry Softener - Zero Waste Week 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

 Organic Laundry Softener

 

Continuation of Plastic Free July 2019- August review with SAbeena Ahmed

 Soap Nuts 

Continuation of Plastic Free July 2019- August review with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Continuation of Plastic Free July 2019- August review with Sabeena Ahmed

Soap Nuts

 

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.

To read my blog about Plastic Free July 2019 please click here.

 

 

Zero Waste Week 2019, Dubai, UAE

This is my humble effort to reduce my plastic consumption and waste for Zero Waste Week 2019, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.

 

Day 1

Day 1 of #ZeroWasteWeek, I'm sharing and supporting a fantastic social enterprise called #ENABLE.

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?

 

About ENABLE 

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.

We offer beautiful indoor plant arrangements using quality #succulents and #cacti sourced from national and international well-known suppliers.

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

 

Enable Succulent, Zero Waste Week 2019 - Fair Trade Ethical Living with Sabeena Ahmed, Dubai, UAE

My beautiful succulent made by artists at ENABLE

 

ENABLE UAE Photo, Zero Waste Week 2019 - Fair Trade Ethical Living with Sabeena Ahmed, Dubai, UAE

ENABLE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE UAE

 

ENABLE UAE STORY - Zero Waste Week 2019 - Fair Trade Ethical Living with Sabeena Ahmed, Dubai, UAE

ENABLE UAE'S STORY

 

Enable UAE succulent - Zero Waste Week 2019 - Fair Trade Ethical Living with Sabeena Ahmed, Dubai, UAE

My succulent

To read more about Zero Waste Week 2019, Dubai, UAE

please click here

 

 

Fashion Revolution and

the Sustainable Development Goals

Certificate

This month I received my certificate for the Future Learn online MOOC,

Fashion's Future and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Certificate, Future Learn MOOC Fashion's Future and the Sustainable Development Goals - Sabeena Ahmed

Fashion's Future and the Sustainable Development Goals Certificate

 

 Certificate, Future Learn MOOC Fashion's Future and the Sustainable Development Goals - Sabeena Ahmed

 

The Syllabus

  • How the Fashion Industry works, how we interact with it and the impacts it has on people and the planet.
  • The Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to the clothes we wear
  • Fair Trade/Ethical Trade and why it is essential to international development and human rights.
  • Global fashion supply chains, how they work and how they can havea more positive impact on people and the planet.
  • Gender equality, women's empowerment and how it links to the clothes we wear.
  • Decent work and economic growth, what this means in the global fashion industry and what we can do to support better conservation and protection of the planet and its natural resources.

 

A brief Summary of The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals

 

Week 1

The Sustainable Development Goals

 

Week 2

SDG1 - No Poverty,

SDG5 - Gender Equality,

SDG8 - Good Jobs and Economic Growth.

 

Week 3

SDG13 - Climate Action,

SDG6 - Clean Water and Sanitation,

SDG14 - Life Under Water and

SDG15 - Life On Land.

 

Week 4

SDG12 - Responsible Consumption and Production.

 

 

Global Climate Action Day

Another humble attempt to support Greta Thunberg and millions of climate change activists around the world.

Dubai Climate Change Poster for Climate Action September 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

Dubai Climate Action Poster

 

Dubai Climate Change Poster for Climate Action September 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

 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.

Sabeena X

 

Further Reading and Links

Plastic Free July 2019

Zero Waste Week 2019

Fashion's Future  and The Sustainable Development Goals

 





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