Wikipedia: Project: Thematic week / Healthy Environment Week 2022


May 19, 2022

WikiForHumanRights: Healthy Environment Week is a thematic campaign that runs on Ukrainian Wikipedia from April 22 to May 15, 2022. The project is dedicated to the creation and improvement of articles on climate change, environmental pollution and biodiversity. It is part of the international marathon WikiForHumanRights (WikiForHuman Rights), in the Ukrainian Wikipedia it is supported by the public organization "Wikimedia Ukraine".

About the project

Russia's military aggression in Ukraine is a tragedy in many dimensions, but also in environmental ones. Flora and fauna are suffering from the war, the objects of the nature reserve fund of Ukraine are being destroyed and are in danger of destruction. At the same time, environmental problems are a global problem. Last year, the United Nations recognized the right to a healthy environment as a human right - and identified three threats on a global scale in this dimension: climate change, environmental pollution and biodiversity loss. To fill the gaps around these important topics in Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation and the UN Human Rights Council are organizing an international campaign WikiForHumanRights. In 2022, the Ukrainian section of Wikipedia joins this project for the first time in a separate thematic week.


As a result of the Week of Healthy Environment, 10 participants created and improved 274 articles. Thank you for your productive contribution! All active participants of the project will receive electronic certificates of participation from Wikimedia Ukraine. The main authors of the articles, which were developed within the project and received the status of "good" or "chosen", will receive gift certificates from Ukrainian online stores (articles can be submitted for the status until the end of May). Contributors to the Ukrainian section also competed for prizes at the international stage. The winners will be determined, announced and awarded by international organizers. How to join Sign up for Wikipedia and log in with your account. Create or add a Wikipedia article on a healthy environment between April 22 and May 15, 2022 inclusive. To choose a topic, use the list below or choose your own within the general theme