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Wikimedians of Kerala Sustainability Initiative Manifesto


We, the members of Wikimedians of Kerala, come together with a shared vision for a more sustainable and equitable future. Alligned with Wikimedia Sustainability Initiative, we recognize that the challenges posed by environmental degradation, climate change, and social inequity require immediate and concerted action. With this manifesto, we declare our commitment to creating a better world through sustainable practices and advocate for others to join us in this transformative journey.

Our Vision:

We envision a world where:

  1. Environmental Stewardship: Natural resources are conserved and restored, and biodiversity thrives. Our actions preserve the planet for future generations.
  2. Social Equity: All individuals, irrespective of their background, have access to opportunities, and their basic needs are met with dignity.
  3. Economic Prosperity: Sustainable business practices and green technologies drive innovation and economic growth, benefiting society at large.

Our Principles:

  1. Respect for Nature: We will protect and restore ecosystems, reduce pollution, and promote responsible consumption to ensure a harmonious coexistence with the natural world.
  2. Empowering Communities: We will prioritize inclusivity, community engagement, and social justice, working to eliminate discrimination and inequality in all its forms.
  3. Sustainable Practices: We will advocate for sustainable lifestyles, emphasizing renewable energy, resource conservation, and waste reduction.
  4. Education and Awareness: We will promote education and awareness on sustainability issues and solutions, empowering individuals to make informed choices.
  5. Advocacy and Collaboration: We will advocate for policies and practices that support sustainability, and we will actively seek partnerships with like-minded organizations to amplify our impact.

Our Commitments

  1. Carbon Neutrality: We will reduce our carbon footprint through energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, and carbon offset initiatives.
  2. Zero-Waste Initiative: We commit to reducing, reusing, and recycling to minimize waste, and we will educate others on these principles.
  3. Biodiversity Conservation: We will engage in projects that protect and restore natural habitats and support species diversity.
  4. Social Responsibility: We will actively address issues related to social inequity and injustice through community programs and initiatives.
  5. Transparency: We will maintain open communication with our members and stakeholders, sharing our progress and challenges openly.

Call to Action

We call upon individuals, businesses, and governments to join us in this sustainability initiative. Together, we can drive real change and create a better, more sustainable future. Let us unite in the pursuit of a world that is environmentally conscious, socially equitable, and economically prosperous.


As members of Wikimedians of Kerala, we are bound by a commitment to sustainability, a responsibility to the planet, and a vision of a better world. With this manifesto as our guide, we pledge to act with determination, integrity, and collaboration. Together, we can create a future where sustainability is not just a choice but a way of life.