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Huda Alkaff

Huda Alkaff_2018

Region

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Affiliations & Roles

Founder and Director, Wisconsin Green Muslims

Ecologist

 

Huda Alkaff is an ecologist, environmental educator, and the Founder and Director of Wisconsin Green Muslims, a grassroots group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin formed in 2005 to connect faith, environmental justice, and sustainability 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 and the initiative Energy Democracy: Faith Communities for Equitable Solar has connected with over 4,000 people from different constituencies. Huda has spent two decades working as an advocate for environmental justice, initiating Muslim and interfaith programs focused on energy and water conservation. 

Huda is currently working to grow her group’s initiative Faith Communities for Equitable Solar to advance solar projects and build interfaith relationships. She plans to establish a practical roadmap for energy democracy and initiate solar job trainings, especially with women and people of color.

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