As world leaders assembled at COP26 in Glasgow, volunteers from Dawoodi Bohras communities all over the world continued to take practical action on a regular basis to protect the environment as part of the global Project Rise initiative.
This weekend, volunteers from Minneapolis partnered with Wazyata High School to help the City of Plymouth, Minneapolis, to remove invasive buckthorn plants from Maple Creek Park. Buckthorn is hazardous to many native plants, and its removal can contribute to the long-term health of parks and green spaces.
The leader of the Dawoodi Bohras, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, regularly guides members of the faith to contribute to society as best they can. Participating in regular park clean-ups is one of the ways that the Dawoodi Bohras of Minneapolis help to protect and enhance the natural environment, and assist their fellow citizens.
Project Rise was established by the Dawoodi Bohras in 2018 to support vulnerable members of society. Programs cover a range of areas, including food and nutrition, clean water, education and protection for the natural environment.