in News February 8, 2017

Interfaith tree planting with MADE

As part of the Climate Coalition’s “Show the Love” campaign, 40 teenage boys and girls from Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith schools came together to plant saplings at the Woodland’s Trust Heartwood Forest in St. Albans. The event was led by MADE (Muslim Action for Development and the Environment), a charity that enables and inspires young British Muslims to serve society and the environment.

It was great to see the students from different faiths including Yavneh College, Islamia School for Girls, Ebrahim Academy and Townsend Church of England school came together to interact and have some fun whilst also helping the environment. Some of the young teenagers said a few words to say about the day, apart from the obvious of being allowed to miss Maths – they all had similar sentiments to share. That they were here today to show their love for the environment and to meet new people.

tree planting kids

The event was also held in light of the upcoming Jewish festival Tu Bishvat, which celebrates the natural world around us. The Jewish News covered the interfaith tree planting event.

It was heart-warming to see the diversity among them and the energy they have, their young, fresh minds working together to to learn valuable lessons.


in News February 8, 2017