Two core elements of sustainability are that it is a work-in-progress, not a destination, and that it involves a participatory process. With this in mind, we welcome anyone and everyone to participate in helping grow and improve the Sustainability History Project website.
We ask that you understand and comply with the following basic guidelines when participating in online discussions:
- 1) Observe the Golden Rule and treat others as you would like to be treated: no personal attacks; use polite and respectful language; don’t use profanity or stand-ins for profanity; provide constructive criticism.
2) Comments that break the Golden Rule will be deleted. Commenters who consistently break the Golden Rule will be blocked.
3) Understand that this website is and will likely always be a work-in-progress. This means that as it grows it will become more inclusive and more useful to a broader audience, but it will also never contain all there is to know about sustainability or history. Therefore, when providing comments, we invite you to provide web links and/or citations to recommended works and to sources from which you draw your information.
4) The Sustainability History Project does not have a political ideology or profess spiritual values, and is not in the business of advocating for or against one thing or another. It does, however, seek to provide an accurate representation of viewpoints on our topics. Therefore, we welcome comments and sources that support, challenge, qualify, or contradict posts, being mindful of the guidelines above.
5) Unchanged and unacknowledged cross-posts will, most likely, be deleted. The SHP website is for original and direct engagement with the materials on the site, not for copy-&-pasting one’s own blog post or for blog spamming with generic posts. If you find that you want to cross-post something, please, at least, acknowledge as much, and the SHP website moderator will evaluate the content and appropriateness of the post.
6) The opinions and ideas expressed on the SHP website are not necessarily endorsed by the instructor or students, the administration or staff of Portland State University or the Oregon University System, or the community members who have contributed interviews, and no one should assume endorsement of website content without first securing direct confirmation.
James V. Hillegas, September 23, 2010