1. Plant a tree or flower pot
Plant a tree in your garden or plant some flowers. Plants are a source of continuous rewards, and help attract all sorts of wildlife to your patch.
2. Keep the environment in mind
3. Eat less meat
Meat is one of the leading causes of climate breakdown. There are many religious references warning against the over-consumption of meat, so try to reduce your meat intake this month.
Find out how to eat less, but better, meat.
4. Buy only what you need
Only buy what you need in order to reduce food waste – don't buy extravagant meals requiring lots of different ingredients for the pre-dawn and opening of the fast meal. There are plenty of online recipes for simple, cheap, veggie meals, so give them a go.
5. (Nearly) plastic-free dates
It's traditional to close and break the fast with delicious, nutritious dates. These are almost impossible to buy without being wrapped in plastic film. So buy in bulk to reduce plastic waste – and share the sweetness with family.
6. Cut your waste
Apply the principles of "reduce, reuse and recycle" with your waste. The emphasis should be on reduce and reuse.
7. Spend time outside
Pray, meditate or study with your family in the garden whilst listening to the birdsong. If you don’t have a garden, then sit in front of an open window taking in fresh air.
8. Increase and spread knowledge
Many Imams are now online and delivering sermons, call up your Imam and ask him to dedicate one of his talks to environmental issues.