Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs for short, adopted by the UN member states in 2015 are based on 5 principles: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. In order to meet the challenge of sustainable development by 2030, everyone must pull together: State actors are just as important as the economy and civil society. With our global GreenIftar campaign, which is based on six of the 17 SDGs, we want to make our contribution: We want to consciously work on our consumption habits and change them. The aim is to develop a platform in which, on the one hand, individual awareness is promoted and, on the other hand, collective responsibility arises. Each and every one of you counts!
Muslims for the SDGs
Muslims make up around 2 billion of the total population worldwide. According to the Federal Ministry, an estimated 4.4 to 4.7 million Muslims are in Germany. A considerable number of people who have a decisive share in local and global responsibility. Religious organizations have a role model function for believing people and thus have an enormous responsibility for setting the course for an ethical and moral approach to the world entrusted to us and all of its beauty that it bears.
We are aware of this and accept the challenge of working together for a better world: a world without hunger, with more high-quality education; a society with equitable sharing of resources; with a community that protects our planet. With the campaign we want to strengthen the representation of the Islamic voice in the implementation of the sustainability goals of the 2030 Agenda with possible solutions.
Sustainable Development Goals
Our project contributes to the achievement of the following SDGs
- Goal 2&3
With the distribution (zero waste) of excess food to the homeless and local food banks, as well as the donation of food to people affected by hunger and malnutrition, we indirectly promote SDGs 2 and 3 with the campaign and thus campaign for an end to famine and for healthy living for all people of all ages.
- Goal 4
With high quality - including digital - educational work, the campaign work aims to improve the living conditions of individuals, communities and society as a whole.
- Goal 11
We are committed to sustainable cities and municipalities, with the aim of reducing the environmental impact per capita, for example through sustainable and participatory handling of waste.
- Goal 12
The GreenIftar campaign aims to achieve sustainable production and consumption.
- Goal 13
Through our educational mandate, we clarify the dangers and the extent of plastic waste, the use of pesticides and factory farming.
- Goal 14
Through the education and awareness-raising work, there is a direct connection to SDG 14, which emphasizes the protection of animals under water. Because plastic waste is marine litter and consequently leads to the destruction of marine and coastal ecosystems.
- Goal 17
In line with SDG 17, the campaign supports partnerships and collaborations with local and global multipliers of sustainable GreenIftars, with whom we would like to inspire people across borders for environmentally friendly education. Our work not only reaches a large Muslim community in Ramadan, but also generally promotes the cooperation of all people, regardless of their religion or worldview, through the shared interest in a better world for everyone. With Goal 17, we are also bringing different countries together through our project - especially the global north and the global south - by finding sustainable solutions in the so-called developing countries that we apply to our fasting.