Through this project, I start exploring the form and content of various kinds of environmental action undertaken by British Muslim organisations of different types. To do so, I will produce a series of interview podcasts with key representatives of these organisations. Through these podcasts, the project aims to raise awareness—both among British Muslims and in the mainstream environmental sector—about the diversity of environmental action found among Muslims in the UK.
The project innovatively integrates insights and theoretical frameworks from sustainability transition studies and the sociology of Islam in the UK. The interview podcast format is chosen both as a means for engagement with knowledge-holders and for communication to wider audiences; as well as a key component of the research cycle (Mollett et al 2017). Interview podcasts will be conducted online and uploaded on the project’s YouTube channel. A briefing paper synthesizing key findings will also be produced.
The project embeds ACCESS Guiding Principles by