Bridging faith and environmental justice to educate her Wisconsin community on energy and water conservation.
Affiliations & Roles
Founder and Director, Wisconsin Green Muslims
Huda Alkaff is an ecologist, environmental educator, and the founder and director of Wisconsin Green Muslims, a grassroots environmental justice group formed in 2005 to connect faith, environmental justice, sustainability, and healing through education and service.
Wisconsin Green Muslims has educated thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds in Wisconsin and beyond on a variety of environmental topics, including climate change, water, food, fair trade, solar energy, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and transportation equity. The group’s Green Ramadan campaign is now shared and implemented in approximately 20 states and globally.
Huda’s higher education degrees are in Conservation Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Science/Environmental Education from the University of Georgia. Huda received recognitions from the 2015 White House Champions of Change for Faith Climate Justice Leaders by President Obama, the 2016 Sierra Club Great Waters group Environmental Hero of the Year, the 2017 Environment America’s Voices for 100 percent Renewable Energy, the 2018 Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Eco-Justice Award, the 2021 Rachel's Network Catalyst Award, and the 2022 American Climate Leadership Award Finalist.
For over two decades, Huda advocates for environmental justice, initiating Muslim and interfaith programs on energy justice and water equity. Huda is a Program Manager at Milwaukee Environmental Consortium and the Coordinator of Wisconsin Faith Communities for Equitable Solar that connects with over 7,000 people from 18 different faith traditions, spiritualities and various backgrounds. She is a founding member of the Islamic Society of North America’s Green Initiative Team and she co-chaired the US Climate Action Network 100% Equitable Renewable Energy Action Team.