The Grand Duchy of Flandrensis is not an NGO like Greenpeace or WWF with enough funds to launch campaigns. Flandrensis is a small environmental nonprofit organization and a micronation, so we remain realistic. But we believe that small actions together can make a difference to climate change.
Small actions = big change
In Flandrensis we encourage our citizens to reduce their carbon footprints with small but easy steps. Our ecological pillars are:
- Reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission: going to work on foot, by bicycle, or by public transport, use electrical power produced from renewable sources, etc.
- Reduce Water consumption: always use water in a reasonable way!
- Recycle: including electrical and electronic consumables, paper, toner, iron, aluminum PET, glass, plastic, etc.
- Local Food: buy from local farms or farmers markets whenever possible.
Letters to governments and organisations
We send protest letters to governments or companies who violate environmental agreements in Antarctica or who threaten the already fragile eco-system (whale hunting, mining, pollution, tourism, sport events, etc.).
But we also send letters of appreciation to people and organizations who protect the white continent and asking support for changing Antarctica into a protected nature preserve.
In 2016 the Ministry of Antarctic Affairs, Environment & Climate Change has started to evaluate the environmental policies of all countries in the world, in 2020 the Flandrensian Government already send 77 letters to countries and organisations.
Promotion of ecological micronationalism
Flandrensis is the co-author of several charters like the Alcatraz Environmental Accord (2014), the Micronational Ecological Charter (2016) and the Micronational Declaration on Ecological Stewardship (2017).
Running a micronation!
Flandrensis is more than an ecological movement. Although our message is more important than our self-declared sovereignty, we do our best to develop our micronation as professional as possible. We manage the micronation on a serious level and encourage our citizens to develop their talents in politics, diplomacy, media, economy, etc. and Flandrensis is an ambassador to promote micronationalism. With more than 10 years of experience we encourage and support people to start their own micronation, because micronationalism is one of the best ways to develop talents and creativity … and more important: it’s fun!