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'''Ekopedia''' is a free (Creative Commons), collaborative (wiki), and multilingual encyclopedia project dedicated in providing answers and spreading practical knowledge related to environmental sustainability. Their goal is to help everyone become more independent and establish the foundation necessary to build a better world.
== History ==
Created in Quebec in December 2002 under the name of '''', the project was initially in French and under Free Art License. It was using TWiki wiki application for collaborative edition and in 2004, community decided to migrate to MediaWiki.
The project got over 1000 articles December, 10 2006<ref>[ Ekopedia dépasse les 1000 articles]</ref>. In February 2007, English<ref>[ Ekopedia in English]</ref> and Esperanto<ref> [ Ekopedia in Esperanto]</ref> Projects were created. Italian<ref> [ Ekopedia in Italian]</ref>, German<ref>[ Ekopedia in German]</ref> and Polish<ref>[ Ekopedia in Polish]</ref> were created in February and March 2008 and the Spanish<ref> [ Ekopedia in Spanish]</ref> in November 2008. Ekopedia has about 2500 articles (> 1 800 in French).
The Ekopedia Foundation was created in September 19, 2007<ref></ref>
In april 2009, Ekopedia has migrate all its contents from Free Art License to Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA-3.0)<ref></ref> in order to facilitate content sharing with other projects like Wikipedia, and [[Appropedia]].
== Project details ==
'''Ekopedia''' gives people solutions and practical knowledge in order to act in a more environmentally sound way. Ekopedia is a wiki-based website (like Wikipedia) using MediaWiki. Ekopedia now licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-3.0 (after having been under Free Art Licence for more than 6 years)<ref></ref>.
Ekopedia is developed mainly in French, Polish, and Italian. In 2008, French Project received 2,3 millions uniques visitors and each day, an average of 11,000 people come to visit and participate in the project, which makes Ekopedia the most visited<ref>[ Bilan 2008 du projet]</ref> French website focused on [[ecology]] and [[sustainability]] issues.
Ekopedia articles are organized around 12 topics in order to meet the basics needs of people : Birth, Education, Food, Lodging, Clothing, Art and craft, Thinking, Living together, Health and care, Travel, Play and Communication. There are thus many articles on [[green building]], washable diapers, seasonal vegetables, [[electric vehicles]] or even [[tofu]] manufacturing.
Ekopedia is different to Wikipedia as certain types of content and collaboration are not suitable for Wikipedia<ref>[ Ekopedia is different from Wikipedia]</ref>. In contrast to Wikipedia, Ekopedia content requires a different approach in selecting and writing articles.
Since the end of 2008, Appropedia and Ekopedia Projects are in active collaboration that could lead to a projects merge<ref>Ekopedia and Appropedia are adopting a deep but adaptable partnership: [[Appropedia:Memorandum of Understanding/Ekopedia]].</ref>.
As of June 2015, Ekopedia has been offline due to technical issues. Anyone experienced in working with wiki databases is encouraged to contact [[User:Chriswaterguy]] to help.
== References ==
=== Press references ===
Here is a list of some press references:
* January 15, 2009: Article ''"[ Ekopedia: Une encyclopédie pour construire un monde meilleur]"'' by Virginie Roy from [ Canoe].
* January 2 2009: Interview of Jean-Luc Henry at radio [ Première heure] on Radio-Canada. ''Listen in [ mp3] or [ ogg]''
* April 2008: Reportage about Ekopedia on radio [ le Mouv des campus] on Radio-France.
* April 10, 2008: Reportage about Ekopedia on radio [ Vous Etes Ici] on RadioCanada. ''Listen in ([ mp3] or [ ogg])''
* January 11, 2007: the newspaper Metro wrote [ Ekopedia, le Wikipedia écolo].
* December 2, 2006: Magazine Télérama n° 2968 published [ Critique Internet Ekopedia]
* April 2006 : the book ''[ Wikipédia, comprendre et participer]'' wrote about Ekopedia.
* January 2006 : magazine "Micro Hebdo" (01net) published "[ : l'encyclo écolo]"
* December 2005: Liberation Newspaper published [ Ekopedia: L'encyclopédie des alternatives].
== External links ==
* [ Ekopedia Backup Online] via [ OsRemix] resurection project
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