Make it a great earth day!

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  • We conserve energy at our office by turning off the lights when we leave a room (prayer room, copy room, bathroom)

  • We recycle our office paper and plastics

  • We agreed to no longer use paper products (paper cups and plates) when eating lunch.  Each member brings in his or her own plate, glass and mug in order to reduce waste

  • We equipped our kitchen with appliances (electric kettle and toaster oven) that use considerably less energy than a conventional oven.

  • Many of use laptops instead desktops to conserve energy

Reduce
Reuse
Recycle
Turn off water while brushing
Ziplock bags that once carried your carrots can now carry your crayons
Glass bottles
Take shorter showers
Old tee-shirts can be used as cleaning rags
Aluminum, Steel, & Copper
Turn off the lights when you leave a room
Try to reuse packaging: jars as vases, containers as pencil boxes, magnets out of bottle caps and button
Plastics: Any clean plastic labeled with a #1-7 (except Styrofoam). Examples: plastic bottles, cups, bags, containers (please put multiple bags stuffed in together – individual bags cause problems)
Unplug any electronic devices when not in use
Cereal boxes can be transformed into napkin holders and picture frames Or turn pictures from old books and calendars into fancy artwork
Paper: Any clean paper. Examples: printer paper (staples OK), junk mail (windows OK), newspaper, books, phone books, magazines, cereal/shoe boxes, index cards
Keep the doors and windows shut when using the ac or heat
Use stamps and ribbon to change old newspapers and brown paper bags into fun gift wrap
Cardboard
Turn down your thermostat
Donate old clothes, books, toys, electronics, and school supplies to needy families and schools
Rechargeable Batteries
Make your lunch waste free: choose items that do not require a lot of packaging
Look online for ways to refurbish old furniture or electronics to work as new
Computers, Printers, Cell Phones
Walk or Ride your bike when possible
Buy products that are easily recycled and Earth friendly
For more tips visit: http://www.eartheasy.com/live_recycling.htm

Earth Day Hadith:

Islam teaches mankind to respect and care for all of Allah’s creations.  Rasulullah (s) has said,

 

“If you have a sapling, if you have the time, be certain to plant it, even if Doomsday starts to break forth.” [31]

“Whoever plants trees, God will give him reward to the extent of their fruit.” [32]

“Whoever reclaims and cultivates dry, barren land will be rewarded by God for the act. So long as men and animals benefit from it He will record it for him as almsgiving.” [33]

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LETS MAKE EVERYDAY AN EARTH DAY!!