[Foundation-l] WMF-projects: Carbon neutral/low/aware website?

Walter Vermeir walter at wikipedia.be
Fri Jun 8 11:45:27 UTC 2007

Alison Wheeler <wikimedia op ...> writes:

> I don't want to get into discussion about Carbon-Neutral and the rest, but
> have to say I would worry if we started putting the logo on the WMF
> projects, and for one simple reason.
> Who is to say why *this* logo should be added? Why shouldn't the logos for
> Breast Cancer awareness, Aids awareness, etc be added too? Or let's get
> really serious and add the Taiwan flag proclaiming it is entirely
> independent of China? or a Basque flag?

Putting a logo or some sort expression on a WMF website is independent from the 
issue. This is not about putting logo's on websites but to be aware of the 
environment impact of the WMF-projects. And to try include those aspects as a 
factor when making decisions like buying hardware to consider the energy 
consumption as a factor.

If the WMF would become carbon neutral then that could be included in the 
relevant Wikipedia articles and on some page on the Foundation website. I 
personally would not mind to show that by putting a logo on the website but 
there is no need to do that. 


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