This Sustainable Life
549: Abdal Hakim Murad, part 2: High and low tech in the new green mosque in Cambridge, UK
Many people and mainstream society seem to view technology as the solution to our environmental problems---and the more and the newer the better. Abdal Hakim and I agree technology isn't the glowing solution many believe. It can play a role, but as part of a mix, including low-tech and non-tech components.
This topic led to the new green mosque in Cambridge that he helped make happen, how to mix technologies and harmonize with its location. It won awards and created networks and support from the community.
He shared the role of sacred spaces in life, less available now, as well as natural spaces. Nobody dislikes trees, but there are fewer around than ever for many people.
He also shares his commitment on reducing meat with a widespread social and Muslim perspective.
- Cambridge Central Mosque
- The World Architecture Community article, The UK’s first green mosque: "The Cambridge Mosque", with lots of pictures