Why Green Bush?

The Significance

The name “The Green Bush is significant for two main reasons:-

  1. A bush is green (duh! well most of them), and its important that we keep it that way. Not turning yellow, dry and wilted as a result of a drought; nor bulldozed over or chopped down for the sake of “development”.
  2. It symbolizes me. Friends from my teenage years has often termed my curly/frizzy locks as “the Bush” – alive and untamed, and in need of trimming every few months. Green, because its a way of life – for Islam and the Environment.

The Content

This page is primarily dedicated to relaying my thoughts on the environment, climate change and security and above all what all this means to me as a Muslim.

The Writer

  • Currently a PhD Candidate at The Australian National University, and working on Islamic Environmental Initiatives in Indonesia.
  • Also an Adjuct Research Associate at the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Conferred an MSc (International Relations) from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in July 2010
  • Relished the Aussie life during her undergrad days,  and was conferred a BA (Honours) in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Western Australia in July 2006
  • On the Board of Management of the Young Association of Muslim Professionals (Young AMP)
  • Part of the pioneering batch of the United States Institute on the Environment (USIE)
  • Seeks to be a translator and build bridges between the natural and social sciences, as well as within societies primarily in furthering a holistic understanding of Islam and the environment.
The Contact
If you have any questions and comments, please free to get in touch via the following email address:

the [dot] green [dot] bush [dot] is [at] gmail [dot] com


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