In order to inspire effective action aimed at restoring health to our oceans and its inhabitants, the Dawoodi Bohra community initiated a global movement called ‘Turning The Tide Against Plastic Pollution’ in 2018. Since its launch, thousands of community members across the world have joined the movement by engaging in sustained beach and river cleanups as well as adopting a circular economy at community centres and at home.
Ismalic traditions stress the importance of environmental responsibility. The bounties of nature are a gift which humankind must cherish and be thankful for because without them, we would not be able to exist.
As we continue to work together with environmentalists, local and international non-profit organisations and government agencies to beat plastic pollution and bring about a systemic and holistic change in our lifestyles, we are aware that there is still a lot more to be done.
On this World Oceans Day and every day, the Dawoodi Bohras are committed to joining people from different walks of life, passionate about building resilient and dynamic systems for the wellbeing of our planet’s oceans.
Have a look at this video chronicling the journey of our global movement so far:
In Mumbai Bohras have joined forces with Afroz Shah, environmental activist and United Nations Champion of the Earth, to expand beach-cleaning operations and to highlight the problem of marine pollution.
Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Surat campus along with students from other community educational institutes took on the challenge to rejuvenate a stretch of the Tapti River.
Students from Aljamea’s Nairobi campus spend their weekends engaging in a sustained cleanup of the neighbouring Mbagathi River.
Project Rise volunteers in association with ‘Save a Turtle’ organisation celebrated ‘International Coastal Cleanup Day’ by cleaning up the shoreline of N4 Kasimedu beach in Chennai.
Head of Dawoodi Bohra Community felicitated for holding largest zero-waste religious event
Students from MSB educational institute Karachi, spend a fun filled day at the beach learning about caring for the environment.
The Ashara Mubaraka event in Colombo set a benchmark for environmental responsibility and zero waste.
In Singapore, community members braved high temperatures to clear plastic pollution from a 1.15 kilometer stretch of beach.
USA and Canada:
The ‘Turning the Tide’ movement widens its reach with Bohras in the USA & Canada doing their bit in clean-up drives.