Sustainability Chat Summary, February 16, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 16-02-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.


You can check the initial agenda here.

We have work on the topics contributors prioritized in the last meetings:

  1. WordPress Sustainability PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party supported by the WP Sustainability Team. See progress here. There was a discussion about whether it makes sense to use estimations (actual numbers) of CO2 emissions to compare the impact of web pages. Participants seemed to agree that (at least) spreading awareness is a good reason to do so.
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Follow up on this project here.
  3. The Welcome Box has been published on the site (see above :-)).
  4. The travel information page of WCEU 2024 has been updated with some contributions of our team.
  5. Sustainability Team self-approval system seems to get support and will be added to the handbook.
  6. Attract new contributors and engage the existing ones. A question was asked for a short introductory video about the sustainability team (as well as for other teams). Feel free to contribute.
  7. A post has been published about the Sustainability Team Badges.
  8. Open Website Alliance. Reflect on the formation of the Open Website Alliance which was the result of the collaboration between the Drupal AssociationOpen Source Matters (Joomla), the TYPO3 Association, and the WordPress Project around an open letter to the European Union. More info here.


You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 23-02-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.