Content management with green practices built in
Because of the impact software has on the world's carbon footprint, we're committed to reducing the climate impact of Wagtail CMS. Here's how we're supporting greener choices in our software and our community.
We're building features to support sustainability
We want to help people who use Wagtail make the greenest choices they can, especially when it comes to images. Here are a couple key features that will help people manage images more sustainably.
AVIF and WEBP Image Support
AVIF and WEBP are modern image formats that have been shown to achieve much smaller file sizes than JPEG or PNG without losing quality. With the option to switch to these formats, you can slim down your images and reduce the resources needed to power your website.
Special image tags
The Wagtail picture tag generates images in multiple formats or sizes in a single batch rather than multiple actions. Using this code helps you make your website greener while also helping you manage the images you need for different devices.
Dark mode isn't just an accessibility feature. For people who use OLED screens, which are often found in smartphones and tablets, dark mode makes the screen more efficient. So not only is dark mode good for your eyes, it's good for the planet too.
We're pursuing sustainability standards
The standards we're using to assess Wagtail, include the UN Sustainable Development Goals ITU L.1420, L.1430, and the GHG Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard – Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) as well as its additional ICT Sector Guidance.
We're aiming to make all our projects sustainable
We also intend to review environmental and equality considerations as part of organizing Wagtail Space and other community events.
Our sustainability roadmap
A greener future for Wagtail CMS
As part of our commitment to reducing emissions, we've mapped out some changes we're planning to pursue as well as some key opportunities for improvement