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Indonesia’s mosques are going green

The Muslim community of Indonesia is going green with a new initiative launched by Vice President Jusuf Kalla that will help mosques in sourcing renewable energy, handle water and food needs sustainably, decrease the amount of waste they produce and provide education on environmental issues.

The program will turn 1,000 mosques into eco-mosques by 2020, and to that end, the top Muslim clerical body is teaming up with the private sector, the government’s health and planning ministries, universities, and other religious groups.

“Most Muslims in Indonesia listen more to religious leaders than the government,” Hayu Prabowo, head of environment and natural resources at the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) said.

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