Dates: 14-25 June 2021
The Soil4Life manifesto was first drafted on October 17th, 2019 by a group of young Soil Ambassadors during an international Soil Protection and Management training led by CCIVS, part of the Soil4Life project coordinated by Legambiente Onlus and organised within the framework of the IVS for Climate Justice Campaign.
During the training, four temporary, working groups were formed and different concerns and challenges around soil were discussed. It was decided to focus the manifesto in relation to 4 of the global SDGs – Zero Hunger, Climate Action, Life on Land, and Sustainable Cities and Communities. Following the original draft, an online space was created in order to continue the collective development of the Manifesto, inviting further feedback and including the voices and concerns of all people affected by this serious and sensitive subject.
Following the finalisation of the feedback phase, we are now looking for volunteers to translate the Manifesto to their mother tongues! Our aim is for the Manifesto to reach as many people as possible, and you can help us achieve this objective!
We are looking for volunteers who can translate the Manifesto from English to:
- Mandarin Chinese
CCIVS will coordinate the volunteers and we ask for our member organisations to support the work of the volunteers. After the online camp, CCIVS will issue certificates of participation for the volunteers.
The final manifesto will be delivered to UNESCO, the FAO, and the EU during 2022, it is a call to action by global leaders to support the transition to a life-sustaining, healthy and thriving environment- of which the ground we walk on is the foundation.
The Training and development of the Manifesto was co-financed by the European Commission through the Life programme and supported by the Council of Europe through the European Youth Foundation.