ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
The Government of the Republic of Molossia is conscious of the social
responsibility of helping sustain the environment through our working
practices. Our objective is not only to sustain our environment for our
citizens and descendants but also to rehabilitate the damage previously
done. We believe that our governmental responsibility goes beyond our
national borders and therefore every effort will be made to conserve
resources throughout our nation.
The Republic of Molossia will not only meet existing US environmental laws
and regulations outside our nation, but will endeavor to go above and beyond
and seek techniques and approaches that position us ahead of our neighbor.
The prosperity and posterity of our nation depends on our abilities to
minimize or eliminate our impacts on our surroundings. Our ultimate success
affects the environment of Molossia and thence beyond our borders. Our
nation's future and the future of our environment are interconnected.
Following are our specific ideals:
Awareness and Commitment
Our policy towards the environment will be readily available and promoted to
our citizens and visitors to our nation. We will endeavor to ensure the
government and citizens of Molossia are familiar with and implement our
environmental commitment and objectives. The Republic of Molossia
environmental policy will be available to view on our website.
The Republic of Molossia will endeavor to reduce the impact on the
environment where ever possible with respect to transport. The effect of
this will be to reduce the carbon footprint of our nation, as fossil fuel
emissions are the single largest contributor to that footprint. The small
size of our nation actually aids in this goal, as Molossia has few roads,
thus the use of motor vehicles is naturally limited. Measures such as a
limitation on the idling of vehicles for long periods of time will be
implemented. Other initiatives include avoiding unnecessary travel and the
use of more energy efficient vehicles and driving styles; encouraging the
use of public transport (where possible), bicycle or foot; eliminating the
unnecessary and inefficient use of motor vehicles, and wherever possible
Energy & Water Consumption
The Republic of Molossia maintains a commitment to a reduction in carbon
dioxide emissions both by attaining greater efficiency in total energy
consumption and by continuing to examine the possibility of acquiring
electricity from 'green' sources whenever possible, either through the
purchase of 'green' electricity, or through an increased use of solar power.
Molossia will make every effort to use water efficiently and avoid
pollutants entering the drainage system, will use energy efficient products
wherever practical, and monitor energy usage to achieve minimum energy
Waste Generation and Management
The Republic of Molossia will seek to minimize the production of waste and
pollution; including unnecessary packaging. Molossia will implement
measures to reduce the volume of waste generated and to increase the
proportion of that waste which is recycled. Some measures to be taken are
the possible composting of organic waste and implementing separated recycle
bins for glass, paper, plastic, and metal (for example, aluminum).
Materials and Resources
The Republic of Molossia will try to minimize environmental impact with
regard to sourcing materials and resources. Some measures to be taken are
the avoidance of materials which have an undesirable effect on the
environment, and wherever possible use recycled goods; the use of electronic
communication and information storage as an alternative to paper, and take
into account the environmental quality and impact of food products and where
possible to purchase food which has been grown locally.
The Republic of Molossia will help to protect and enhance natural habitats
and wildlife, take appropriate opportunities to enhance them and be
sensitive to landscape issues. Our government will always seek to minimize
impact on local wildlife, and to look for opportunities to care for the
local environment. Molossia will endeavor to be aware of local planning
developments and take appropriate action where these are potentially
damaging to the environment.
Thank you for helping us to help the environment.