Prospect Park Alliance Remembers Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
June 23, 2023
Prospect Park Alliance is saddened to learn of the passing of environmental activist, urban strategist, author, and former Prospect Park Alliance Youth Program Director, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, who passed away on June 21, 2023. He was 46 and is survived by his wife and children. In recent years, he preferred to write his name in lowercase – ibrahim abdul-matin.
abdul-matin was committed to advocating for the health of our planet, improving public engagement and deepening democracy. In 2003, alongside Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, abdul-matin co-founded Brooklyn Academy of Science & the Environment (BASE), an innovative school centered on youth development with curriculum spanning beyond traditional classroom walls. At BASE, youth continue to learn in hands-on settings including throughout Prospect Park’s 585 acres, museums, aquarium and nature preserves and more. Furthering his commitment to instilling environmentalism and empowering youth, abdul-matin served as Prospect Park Alliance’s Director of Youth Programming in 2002 and 2003.
abdul-matin is remembered for his storied public legacy in Brooklyn and beyond. Among his many achievements, abdul-matin authored the book “Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet,” was a Senior Fellow with Interfaith America and New Yorkers for Clean Power, a New York Advisory Board member of the Trust for Public Land and a Board Member for the International Living Future Institute and Sapelo Square.