Ecological mission

Started in 2008, we use the concept of micronationalism, an entity that claims to be an independent nation but without official recognition, to raise on a creative manner awareness for climate change and Antarctica: we are the only country in the world that doesn’t want its land inhabited by people.
Our mission is to ensure that Antarctica is untouched by human activity and we strongly believe that it should remain a nature preserve only available for scientific research well beyond the expiration of the Antarctic Treaty in 2048.

When people join Flandrensis as a citizen, they promise to protect our earth and follow our ecological pillars in daily life. Therefore we created our own knighthood, the Order of the Melting Mountain symbolizes the melting ice caps. As a Knight our citizens fight against climate change with very small actions: plating trees, clean up actions, recycling, reduce water consumption, etc. We believe that small actions together can make a difference to climate change (many small actions = big change).

1. Transform your garden into a sanctuary

Support your natural environment by inviting it into your garden! Participate in “no mow May” to let the grass grow in your yard for early local pollinators to feed, resist the planting of invasive plants and support local flora, build a worm- and insect friendly property, and collecting rain water to support gardens, etc. And even more: you can request a recognition as a Flandrensian Overseas Territory.

2. Reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission

Going to work on foot, by bicycle, or by public transport, use electrical power produced from renewable sources, change lightbulbs to LEDs, unplug electronic devices when they aren’t in use, wash clothes in cold water, etc.

3. Reduce Water consumption

Always use water in a reasonable way! Obsess over every drop of water: rain barrels and rain gardens help capture and purify water, use the five minute shower challenge and don’t drink bottled water.

4. Recycle

Including electrical and electronic consumables, paper, toner, iron, aluminum PET, glass, plastic, etc. Also recycle your clothes and upcycle your furniture.

5. Local Food

Buy from local farms or farmers markets whenever possible, start your own vegetable garden, eat less meat, etc.

6. Make your hands dirty

Be the ultimate Flandrensian “Knight of the Order of the melting Mountain”, plant trees (reforestation) or organize clean-up actions and start composting.

7. Activism

Participate in local movements and climate marches, join the diplomatic corps and send letters to your government, etc. Since 2018 Flandrensians already send almost 100 letters to governments and organizations. Flandrensians participated at climate marches worldwide, … and some are involved in green political movements.

8. 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).
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!

If you need more inspiration: check the website 101 ways to fight climate change.

Grand Duke Nicholas as a speaker on ChangeNow 2022 to tell about micronationalism.

If you need more inspiration: check the website 101 ways to fight climate change.