Pathways To Planetary Health Forum: Ibrahim Salih Abdul-Matin on What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet

On January 7, we continued the Garrison Institute Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH) with a conversation between Ibrahim Salih Abdul-Matin, author and co-founder of Green Squash Consulting, and Jonathan F.P. Rose, co-founder of the Garrison Institute. This far-reaching, timely conversation is full of insights into the work of healing our planet and ourselves, and we invite you to revisit this energizing dialogue below.

This interactive online event was part of a continuing series in the Garrison Institute’s Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH). Building on the Garrison Institute’s earlier Climate, Mind and Behavior (CMB) program, Pathways to Planetary Health explores the moral, ethical, and human behavioral dimensions of the search for regenerative solutions, including Half-Earth, Ecological CivilizationRegenerative Economics, and Societal Altruism

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin is an urban strategist whose work focuses on deepening democracy and improving public engagement. He has advised two mayors on the best ways to translate complex decisions related to the cost, impacts, and benefits of environmental policy on communities. He is the founder of Green Squash Consulting a management consulting firm based in New York that works with people, organizations, companies, coalitions and governments committed to equity and justice. He is the author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet and sits on the New York Advisory Board of the Trust for Public Land as well as the International Living Future Institute encouraging the creation of a regenerative built environment and Sapelo Square whose mission is to celebrate and analyze the experiences of Black Muslims in the United States.

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