Wikimedia Technology/Annual Plans/FY2019/TEC7: Environmental Sustainability/Goals

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Program Goals and Status for FY18/19[edit]

  • Goal Owner: Joel Aufrecht
  • Program Goals for FY18/19:What is the environmental cost of spreading free knowledge around the world, and what can we do at WMF to minimize that cost? These are the questions we are setting out to answer with this program. We will first produce and publish an environmental impact statement, and once we understand that impact, we will establish measures we can track and a sustainability roadmap with actions we can both take as an organization and recommend to our chapters, affiliates, and community with regard to minimizing our environmental impact as a movement.
  • Annual Plan: TEC7: Environmental Sustainability
    • Primary Goal is Knowledge as a Service: Evolve our systems and structures
    • Tech Goal: Supporting our Community of contributors


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Outcome 1 / Output 1[edit]

Assessment of WMF's environmental impact

Produce an environmental impact report and statement

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Identify and contract with an organization that can assess WMF's environmental footprint.

Status[edit]

Note Note: July 2018

To do To do

Note Note: August 23, 2018

To do To do Searching for a new organization is a bit hard due to finding an org that can do the whole spectrum is difficult.

Note Note: September 26, 2018

This goal is still in a To do To do status and going slow as finding a contractor is difficult for this.


Outcome 2 / Output 3[edit]

Assessment of WMF's environmental impact

Produce a Sustainability Roadmap

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Through interactions with community members and teams at WMF, work on an actionable plan for reducing WMF's environmental footprint

Status[edit]

Note Note: July 2018

In progress In progress Presented a poster and slide deck at Wikimania to raise more community awareness and involvement

Note Note: August 23, 2018

In progress In progress Reaching out to a few folks to be part of a group team and so far, having success.

Note Note: September 26, 2018

This is still In progress In progress, and Erika is working with Lucas and a few folks in DE that can help out with the coalition group and statement.

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Outcome 1 / Output 1[edit]

Assessment of WMF's environmental impact

Produce an environmental impact report and statement

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Identify and contract with an organization that can assess WMF's environmental footprint.

Status[edit]

Note Note: October 29, 2018

In progress In progress Following up on a couple of leads to potential vendors who can assess our globally distributed footprint, getting prepared to accept an offer soon.

Note Note: December 13, 2018

Contract is in progress and we've been meeting with the prospective vendor and this can be considered Yes Done


Outcome 2 / Output 3[edit]

Assessment of WMF's environmental impact

Produce a Sustainability Roadmap

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Through interactions with community members and teams at WMF, work on an actionable plan for reducing WMF's environmental footprint

Status[edit]

Note Note: October 29, 2018

In progress In progress Kickoff newly organized coalition to collect data and help guide the creation of a roadmap. We're hoping for a potential vendor to do this work using the coalition to help and guide.

Note Note: December 13, 2018

Now that we have a contractor identified, this work is now In progress In progress and the contract will be for 6 months or less.

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Outcome 1 / Output 1[edit]

Assessment of WMF's environmental impact

Produce an environmental impact report and statement

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Work with vendor and internal coalition to collect and analyze sustainability data
  • Generate an environmental footprint report

Status[edit]

Note Note: January 23, 2019

* Meeting with the team this week, January 25, to discuss all the things.

Note Note: February 27, 2019

* We met with SSC (outside vendor) to talk about their plans for collecting and analyzing our data for sustainability proposals.

Note Note: April 8, 2019

  • We've collected the data but the analyzing will happen in Q4, Incomplete Partially done


Outcome 2 / Output 3[edit]

Assessment of WMF's environmental impact

Produce a Sustainability Roadmap

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Vendor will facilitate a workshop to discuss the environmental footprint report and outline a road map

Status[edit]

Note Note: January 23, 2019

* This workshop will happen at the end of the engagement discussed above

Note Note: February 27, 2019

* After our discussion earlier this month, we think that this workshop will happen in Q4.

Note Note: April 8, 2019

  • This wasn't able to be completed in Q3, so it is going in Q4 work.

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Outcome 1 / Output 1[edit]

Assessment of WMF's environmental impact

Produce an environmental impact report and statement

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Vendor to analyze sustainability data from internal data collection and survey
  • Vendor to generate an environmental footprint report

Status[edit]

Note Note: May 29, 2019

  • The vendor has completed the draft of the sustainability report (and the environmental footprint report) and presented it to the Foundation in it's draft form recently, however, it's still a work In progress In progress.

Note Note: June 26, 2019

  • This is now Yes Done as we've received the report from the vendor. However, it has not been formally delivered to the Board.


Outcome 2 / Output 3[edit]

Assessment of WMF's environmental impact

Produce a Sustainability Roadmap

Goal(s)[edit]

  • Vendor will facilitate a workshop to discuss the environmental footprint report and outline a roadmap
  • Share the roadmap and any resulting action items with the organization (project completion)

Status[edit]

Note Note: May 29, 2019

  • The workshop was Yes Done last week; the sharing of the road map to the Foundation is scheduled for next week. A stretch goal will be to present the findings at Wikimania 2019.