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Guidelines and Policies

Pachamama Alliance • 2 September 2017

Global Commons Guidelines and Policies

Being in community with others requires adopting some common standards. Thank you for playing your part in co-creating a space for connection, collaboration, and inspiration.


  • Be kind to one another.
  • Ask questions. Someone else will learn from every question that you ask.
  • Listen deeply. Seek to understand other perspectives and speak about your perspective without holding it as Truth.
  • Be open and vulnerable. Share your plans, strategies, and goals, your challenges and successes, your personal development, your missteps, and the lessons you learned along the way.
  • Share opportunities that you are excited about.
  • Offer honest and encouraging feedback to each other, and to the community.
  • Stay on topic, or start a new discussion.
  • Act affirmatively to clear conflict and maintain positive, mutually enhancing relationships.

The Global Commons is FOR:

  • Connecting with people who live near you or who share similar interests.
  • Finding and promoting Pachamama Alliance events.
  • Continuing conversations from Pachamama Alliance events and programs.
  • Discussing current events and experiences related to bringing forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.
  • Sharing your insights, interests, ideas, and reflections.
  • Interacting with other members of the online community to develop new interests, ideas, and insights.
  • Learning about opportunities available to you through Pachamama Alliance and providing input on opportunities that you would like to see.

The Global Commons is NOT for:

  • Disparaging Pachamama Alliance, its programs, staff, partners, other members of the online community, or other members of the human family.
  • Promoting agendas that don't align with the work of Pachamama Alliance.
  • Commercial advertising or mass promotion for other organizations.
  • Supporting political candidates in any way that conflicts with the non-profit status of Pachamama Alliance.


Any violation of the guidelines above or in the Terms of Service, as determined by Pachamama Alliance staff, will be handled according to the following process:

  • An initial violation will receive a written explanation of the offending behavior and a warning about the consequences of further violations.
  • A second violation will receive a written explanation of the offending behavior and a reminder that further violations will result in losing access to the community.
  • A third violation will receive a written explanation of the offending behavior and will result in losing access to the community for 3 months. At the end of that time period, the offender will be invited to re-engage in the community.
  • A fourth violation will result in permanent removal from the online community.

Pachamama Alliance staff may choose to skip over steps in this process based on the severity of the violation.