Marlene Cimons writes for Nexus Media, a syndicated newswire covering climate, energy, policy, art and culture.
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Green Hajj: Offsetting the Carbon Footprint of Pilgrimage
Catovic, 53, is an American Muslim of Bosnian-Anglo descent who lives in New Jersey and serves as the senior Islamic advisor to GreenFaith, an interfaith coalition for environmental issues. He believes the responsibility of fighting climate change begins with the individual, but stresses that the Green Hajj is “not just about the more privileged parts of the Western World. I am just one person who is making this commitment. There are many other millions of people who are doing this too.”