Terms of Snowball Community use
Climate change is a big topic! No-one fully understands it and no one has all the answers. But if we combine our knowledge, understanding and expertise, we believe we can create a place where anyone can learn, can teach or can inspire others.
All questions are welcome and any responses that are considered, researched and constructive are also very welcome!
One thing we want to stress is this – there will be some conflicting opinions and some conflicting articles, so let’s always try to stick to facts, so we can give everyone in this community a better understanding, not a more confused one.
Things we encourage
People asking questions
There are no stupid questions! Ask for help, ask for inspiration, ask for local advice. The community is here to help!
People answering questions
You don’t have to be an expert. If you can help someone out with an answer please do! If it’s a complex or technical question it might require some expertise to answer it, so we ask members to consider their background
People sharing their action
If you’re taking action for the climate, please tell us about it. Or better still, upload a photo of you doing it. Better even still, upload a photo and some tips or advice for other members!
People wanting to start local groups in their area (message us if this is you!)
This is what we want the future to look like! If you’d like to help start a local community group, please get in touch. In future we hope to be able to give you a custom Snowball page, with customisable actions. But for now, we should be able to set you up with a community group, so you can start sharing tips, meeting other local people, organising meet-ups etc etc!
People sharing interesting or helpful articles
As long as they are from a reputable source and the person posting shares a particular point or question, we're very happy for people to share articles. First and foremost though we want this to be a community of action!
Things we don’t encourage
People promoting companies they are affiliated with
People posting articles without comment
Things we reject – people doing any of the following will be removed from the community and their Snowball account deleted
Bullying or trolling of other community members
Aggressive or abusive language
Discriminatory behaviour or language or any sort
Terms of Snowball website use
These terms and conditions are governed by English Law and all disputes will be submitted to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
The materials contained on this site may be either the copyright of individual contributors or of Snowball and may be subject to intellectual property rights.
3. Use of this website
The following acts are prohibited in respect of this website and any of the content featured on it:
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wasted management or office time; or
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