World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round and climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.
The WED celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.
Through WED, the United Nations Environment Programme is able to personalize environmental issues and enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.
WED is also a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations.
So what are you going to do for World Environment Day?
Established in 2002, the web portal www.MuslimHeritage.com was the first major project of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC). It is a unique online education community of Muslims and non-Muslims seeking to advance human civilisation through the study of Muslim heritage. Pioneered by FSTC, it is an ambitious project aimed at raising global awareness of the importance and relevance of this heritage.
FSTC would like to attract your attention to its articles related to environment and nature in this special World Environment Day:
|Environment on the Edge
Sir Crispin Tickell addresses one of the most urgent and challenging issues of our times, that of environment, in one of the 1001 Inventions conferences, orginised by FSTC…
|1000 Years Amnesia: Environment Tradition in Muslim Heritage
Environment issue in Islam as seen from its sources and from history of Muslim practice over a 1000 years of planning and management of natural resources…
|Environment and the Muslim Heritage
The following short article is based on the notes for a speech presented to the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group held at the Royal Society in London, 14 July 2009…
|The Muslim Agricultural Revolution
The landscape in the areas under Muslim control from the 7th Century changed radically. Their rich contributions are most notable within the fields of irrigation…
|Importance of Culture in Ecological Dialogue
Keynote speech of Professor Salim T.S. Al-Hassani, President of FSTC, delivered at 16th Eurasain Economic Summit 2013, Istanbul, on “Culture and Ecological Dialogue”…
|Ecology in Islamic Culture: A Selected Critical Bibliography
The studies on the Islamic view of environment protection and the links between Islamic classical culture and ecology knew recently a notable progress, testified by numerous valuable…
|Botany, Herbals and Healing In Islamic Science and Medicine
The scholars of Islamic culture worked extensively in the combined fields of botany, herbals and healing. Several scholars contributed to the knowledge of plants, their diseases…
|Knowledge versus Natural Disasters from Arabic Sources
The aim of this paper is to investigate the various aspects of preparedness and response to natural disasters in the Arabic speaking lands during the 15th and 16th centuries…
|Ecology in Muslim Heritage: Treatises on Environmental…
Several Arabic treatises dating from the 9th through the 13th century deal with environmental pollution. They cover subjects like air and water contamination, solid waste mishandling…
|Ecology in Muslim Heritage: A History of the Hima..
A hima is a reserved pasture, where trees and grazing lands are protected from indiscriminate harvest on a temporary or permanent basis. It existed in the Middle East before Islam…
|Cats in Islamic Culture
This article describes the various cultural representations associated to cats in Islamic civilisation and shows examples of the respect, love and understanding with which cats were treated…
|Islamic Aesthetics, Gardens and Nature
Sensory beauty, whether it be in feats of architecture or calligraphy, has long been a pursuit of Islamic civilisation. Achievements such as the Alhambra pertain to this fact…