Soil4Life Manifesto

Type: Toolkit
Theme: Environment & Sustainability
Format: PDF
Related project: Soil4Life
Publisher: CCIVS
Year: 2022
Short summary:
The "Soil4Life Manifesto" is an advocacy tool developed by the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) that calls for immediate action to preserve and regenerate the Earth’s soils. Recognizing soil as a crucial, living resource, the manifesto outlines the essential roles soil plays in sustaining life through its contribution to food security, climate regulation, and biodiversity. It advocates for a paradigm shift in soil governance, urging a move away from exploitative practices towards a model that respects soil as a common good. Key calls include the legal recognition of soil rights, the implementation of sustainable soil management practices, and increased support for ecological restoration. This manifesto is a global plea for rethinking how soil is perceived and treated in policy and practice to ensure the well-being of future generations.