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Code of Conduct

1. Purpose 

Rx For Climate believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, caste, or social class, among other identifying characteristics. 

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all involved in the Rx For Climate community to help us realize a safe and positive experience for all members. 

2. Expected Behavior 

Complex issues related to climate change and its associated challenges are expected to generate debates, and Rx For Climate encourages expression of ideas from members of our community with the shared goal of working toward a better future. While different viewpoints may be expressed, we ask that all members participating in our forum or other online activity respect the following guidelines: 

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative. 

  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech. 

  • Respect individuals' privacy

  • Encourage thoughtful, evidence-based discussions. 

  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create the Rx For Climate community and drive it forward. 

4. Unacceptable Behavior 

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any members of the online Rx For Climate community and/or any related events or platforms.  

Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images and links in public spaces (including presentation slides and virtual event text chat); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. 

5. Consequences Of Unacceptable Behavior 

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated by the Rx For Climate community. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. 

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from membership and denial of access to events without warning. 

6. What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior 

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify the website administrators through the “Contact Us” form on our site. 

The Rx For Climate team will address issues as soon as they are able, based on their best judgment as site moderators. 

7. Scope 

We expect all Rx For Climate community participants (members, volunteers, speakers, event attendees, sponsors, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all times. 

8. Contact Information 

Please use the “Contact Us” form found on our main website. 

9. License And Attribution 

This Code of Conduct is a direct swipe from the awesome work of Open Source Bridge, but with our specific information substituted. The original can be viewed at the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. 

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