Partner Organisations

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Muslim Agency for Development and Education (MADE) in Europe and Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES)

Funded by

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The Cabinet Office

Year

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2014 – 2015

Location

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Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Enfield, Southwark and Greenwich

Brief

The Green Mosques project ran from March 2014 to March 2015 and aimed to tackle fuel poverty through promoting energy efficiency measures among a Muslim population, using faith as a hook. It offered the beneficiaries advice and training on energy efficiency and energy saving measures, including retro-fitting low tech low cost solutions such as draught excluders, reflective radiator panels, and ‘cling-film’ secondary glazing, along with energy switching and energy generation via Shari’ah compliant schemes. We worked in partnership with IFEES and MADE in Europe and worked with a total of 12 Mosques, training a total of 563 champions and volunteers and reaching a total of over 18,000 beneficiaries.

Achievement

12 mosques involved

532 community volunteers engaged in social action

1,193 attended community events

18,038 people reached in total

17 tonnes of CO2 saved

141 individuals from 57 homes were lifted from fuel poverty

Testimonial

The room heats up much quicker, so we don’t have to put the boiler on for as long as we did before. Also the draft excluders on the door are really helpful.

Indirect project beneficiary

We want to explore Green Energy for the Mosque, especially as our costs have gone up.

Trustee, Masjid e Umer