On Saturday, October 2nd, 2021, young members of the Mississauga Dawoodi Bohra community planted over 80 trees to contribute to the City’s initiative to plant 1 million trees by 2032. Volunteers also spent two hours working hard to beautify a road near their masjid.
Planting trees is a priority for the leader of the Dawoodi Bohras, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, who continually urges members of the faith to protect and preserve nature and respect all living beings. Dawoodi Bohras all over the world routinely engage in clean ups, tree plantings, and other activities to help leave each place better than they found it.
Protecting and enhancing the environment is part of the Dawoodi Bohras’ wide-ranging global Project Rise initiative, which seeks to support vulnerable people around the world through support for food and nutrition, water and sanitation, and education, as well as through environmental programmes to clear waterways of trash and eliminate single-use plastics.
Members of the Mississauga Dawoodi Bohras have now planted 130 trees as a part of this program, with more tree plantings planned for the future.