Environmental Sustainability Global map

 

Sustainable Friends is a community, and sustainablefriends.com is its platform to convene, connect, inform, and empower us. To make sure that our community contributions continue to be engaging and clear, there are a few simple ground rules.

Be yourself
We encourage you to use your real name, and sign up for only one account. Creating a bunch of extra accounts to vote and comment on your contributions is not allowed. More importantly, sustainablefriends.com is a place to connect with people you respect — use your real name and others can get to know you as someone they respect as well.

Not for sale
Got something sustainable you’re especially proud of and you’d like to promote? If it makes sense within the topic to which you’re submitting it, go for it. However, blatant advertising, spam and post duplications aren’t the name of the game. If we see a post that feels like an infomercial, we’ll take it down. Additionally, any contribution that appears to be bot- generated will result in immediate account suspension.

Keep it relevant
Even the best-intentioned contribution isn’t going to hold much value out of context. For instance, if you post a thoughtful comment about sustainability in the middle of an online privacy discussion, it will likely be removed.

Flame of
While we welcome you to engage in lively debate, don’t make it personal. No bullying, no flaming, and no finger pointing. Everyone’s opinion is valid, and everyone should feel welcome to contribute to the Sustainable Friends site conversation. Please do your part to welcome new members!

Keep it clean
We agree the occasional, well-placed expletive can really drive home a point. And images don’t have to be puritanical as long as they support a contribution. But pornography, blatant profanity, or anything illegal is obviously out.

Credit and copyrights
Just like any other site, don’t contribute any copyrighted or trademarked materials if you’re not the owner. Also, be sure to properly credit any quote, link or Creative Commons-type artwork you use.

Content curation
We reserve the right to modify, edit, refuse or reuse anything you contribute. Specifically, we may occasionally edit out inappropriate content from an otherwise outstanding comment. The SFriends news is, we also may take a thread you’ve started and put it on our homepage.

Raise the flag
For any community-contributed content, you should see a small flag icon somewhere on the page. If you run across anything on our site that doesn’t jive — be it spam, bullying or just plain inappropriate — please let us know and flag the icon.

Taking a time out
If you blatantly disregard these guidelines, we’re going to temporarily suspend your account and give you a heads up. Continued offences will result in the permanent removal of your account and all your related activity.

Contribute like you give a damn
More than anything, use your common sense and SFriends manners. If you’re familiar with the sustainablefriends.com site, you know what’s right and wrong. Thanks for continuing to contribute and collaborate with your SFriends community.


Adding markers on the Sustainable Friends Global map

 

Before launching your initiative and starting to collect statements of support, you have to create your profile on this site and become a Friend. The main purpose of a launch is to draw attention to your project and its central message. Reach potential participants, community leaders, media and mainstream organizations that may wish to become involved in your initiative itself or in its promotion.

Assign a category to your initiative:

Agriculture – Animal species – Aquaculture – Biodiversity – Building -Climate – Community – Conservation – Cooperation – Development – * Educational Project – Energy – Environment – Farming – Film, music & books – Fishing – Food & Nutrition – Forests – Fundraising projects – Health – Kids – Meetings – Oceans, Rivers & Lakes – Plant species – Pollution – Recycling – School – * Sustainable Brands – Tourism – Transportation – Volunteerism – Waste – Water.

If you copy articles, videos or pictures, make sure you report authors and sources.

Once a proposed initiative is registered, the Sustainable Friends staff evaluates its appositeness and authorizes or denies its publication on this web site. More information at Community Guidelines.

Sustainable Friends disclaims any involvement between initiatives’ authors and users offering any kind of support. Each time someone wants to support your initiative, you’ll receive an e-mail including your potential supporter’s contact details.

Sustainable Friends gives you the opportunity to update your contents, add information and pictures, record the number of supporters, show the output of you initiative.

When you’re creating useful, actionable, epic content, everyone deserves to see it. Spreading your content far and wide is easy and quick: share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

 

* EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS MARKERS

Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional contents about sustainability. SFriends seeks to fill a need for a more educationally focused venue for schools, teachers and students.

If you have developed an environmental project for students, Sustainable Friends helps you to get visibility easily. Create your profile and post an article to the Sustainable World Map.

Describe your project and assign the category Educational Projects to have your brand better geo-localized on the Sustainable World Map. Once educational projects articles are published, the SFriends staff evaluates its appositeness and authorizes or denies its publication on this website.

Or if you wish to provide more visibility to your Educative Project on Sustainable Friends platform, please send your contact to the Sustainable Friends Advertising Program. With a focus on sustainable practices, your brand will be associated with the premium content and reach potential customers in Sustainable Friends and social media.

 

* SUSTAINABLE BRANDS MARKERS

If your company is certified by certification programs of sustainability or operate with respect for the environment, create your profile and post your story to the Sustainable World Map.

Post sustainable practices of your Brand and assign the category Sustainable Brands to have your brand better geo-localized on the Sustainable World Map. Once sustainable brands stories are published, the SFriends staff evaluates its appositeness and authorizes or denies its publication on this website.

If you wish to provide more visibility to your brand on Sustainable Friends platform, add your brand to the Sustainable Friends Advertising Program. With a focus on sustainable practices, your brand will be associated with the premium content and reach potential customers in Sustainable Friends and social media.

 

The way to ensure that your article doesn’t infringe someone else’s copyright is to use your skills and imagination to create something completely original. Your articles, videos and pictures may be blocked due to copyright infringement. SFriends may include, edit or remove any user content at any time without notice. SFriends accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the contents, their source and their author.

Questions and feedback are always welcome. A great place to start is at our SFriends Help Desk