The Soil4Life Manifesto
The Soil4Life manifesto was first drafted on October 17th, 2019 during an international soil management training, as part of the bigger Soil4Life project, funded by the European Commission through the Life program and CCIVS IVS for Climate Justice campaign. CCIVS and Legambiente partnered with other organisations to make this possible and a group of Soil Ambassadors has been formed. These Soil Ambassadors are taking actions, from small grassroots, individuals projects to larger partnered NGOs and university research, to raise awareness, restore degraded soils, re-green cities, improved farming methods and inspire young people through education programs on soil. At 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.
Since the first version was drafted, an online document has been created and participants were invited to add feedback and comments, as the draft has been developed.
Now we invite you or your organisations to give your input! We would like to hear and include the voices and concerns of all people affected by this serious and sensitive subject.
The final manifesto will be delivered to UNESCO at the end of 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.