FAQS

About (9)

Why is it free?

We believe that access to quality information is a basic human right.

Is Our Green Nation owned by a larger parent company?

No.  We are a self-managed entity that believes in a community run for and by the people.  See Executive Branch in the Footer for more information.

Where can I find information about your mission, values and standards?

Look directly to your left in the sidebar.  There you will find Our Mission, which has our Standards at the bottom of the page and also links to our Member and Contributor Pledges which state our values.

Why are there 10 main categories?

The 10 main categories were selected because they represent an integrative approach to wellness. It’s important to reflect on each of these categories, in relationship to your own balanced way of life.

Will my data be sold?

No.  The data collected here will only be used to improve your member experience.

Will there be advertizing on this site?

Yes.  Only Approved Contributors will be able to advertize.  They have valuable products and services that you might find useful.

What is Our Green Marketplace?

This is a marketplace that showcases products from our Approved Contributors.  All of the items found there adhere to our Label Literacy program.

What is Label Literacy

We believe that every individual should have the basic skill set to be able to read labels on consumer goods and be able to make educated decisions about the products they purchase.  We encourage you to “vote with your dollar” and tell companies what you care about every time you make a purchase.

What do I do if I want to give feedback?

Use the Contact Us form found in the footer of this page.

How To Use (13)

How do I sign up?

In the top menu bar of this page in the right hand corner there is a Register button.

You will need to have a valid email account and we require that everyone use their real name for authentic connection.

Help! I am lost and I can’t figure out how to use this site!

Make sure you have signed up and activated your free membership.  Once you are signed in, if you hover over your picture/icon (top right) a dropdown navigation will appear and get you to where you want to go.

How do I navigate this site?

Once you have registered for a free membership, make sure you are logged in.  Verify by checking for your picture in the right hand corner.  If you have not set up your picture, hover over the grey person icon > Profile > Change Profile Photo and upload your photo.

There are many paths to the direction you seek, feel free to get lost and explore.  Its the journey, not the destination.

Basic Navigation: Using the drop-down navigation menu found by hovering over your picture, you can explore many areas of this community.

Search: If you have a specific topic you are looking for you can use the search bar, which is found just to the left of your photo.

Categories: Hover-over any of the categories and select from the drop-down menu of sub-categories.

 

Can I make my profile private?

Yes.  Hover over your photo in the top right hand corner > Drop-down to Profile > then click over to Edit.

There will be 3 tabs: Profile, Interests & About Me.  In each section and under each item listed, there is a way to select privacy setting.  Simply click the hyperlink “Change”

 

Can I change email notifications?

Yes.  Hover over your name in the very top right hand corner > Drop-down to Profile > then click over to Edit.  Once there > Click on Settings and Email.  There you can select how you would like to be contacted.  Make sure to Save Changes at the bottom.

Can I change my user name?

Once you have selected a user name in the sign up process that name cannot be changed, without you deleting the account and signing up again.  Your user name can be used to tag you in comments, so for functionality and authenticity we require all members to use their real name or a nickname they go by.

In the case of a name change, you can edit your Real Name in your Profile > Edit Profile.

How do I create a group?

Once you are logged in, you can hover-over your profile photo in the top left hand corner > drop-down and hover-over Groups > select Create a Group.

How do I create an event?

Only Approved Contributors may post events and you must be logged in.  This can be accessed by clicking on the very top right > hover-over your profile photo > click on Dashboard > once you are in the back-end where you post content, then select Events.

How come I can’t post content from other sources?

Only approved contributors can post content.  We set standards (found in Our Mission) that approved contributors must adhere to, effectively keep the quality level high.  We want the cute animal videos and celebrity gossip to stay on our other favorite social media sites.

Can I apply to become an Approved Contributor?

Yes.  Check out Our Mission and our Category Standards.  If you think you would be a good fit and that you are aligned with our purpose, please apply.  Only qualified applicants will be accepted from the applications that are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Can I repost content on other sites?

You may use the sharing features on this site to share within Our Green Nation and on the selected social media sites provided.  Content may not be copied, shared or reposted in any other manner.

What do I do if I see behavior within this community that does not align with the Pledge we have taken?

Take action!  We believe in community watch and call on each of you to report destructive or abusive behavior.  Its important we all take responsibility for preserving a positive, constructive and supportive community.

Why have I been locked out?

Account privileges may be revoked at anytime for any reason.  See Member Pledge for guidelines that cover acceptable community behavior.  Failure to behave in accordance with these guidelines will result in your account being cancelled.

Our Contributors (4)

Why do you have to be an approved contributor to provide content?

We have learned that there is no shortage of bad information out in the world.  We set standards to keep the quality level high and to be able to provide you with the best information possible.

Do contributors pay to provide content?

No. Its free to join and free to contribute.

Does Our Green Nation endorse any of these contributors?

No. We do not specifically endorse any of our contributors.  They have been chosen because they meet our standards, but it’s up to you to find a good fit within the broad variety of perspectives we offer.

Help! I am a new contributor and don’t know how to use this site!

Fret not!  Make sure you are logged in > hover-over your profile > then click on Dashboard > This will take you to the back end where you will find the functionality you are looking for.

Once you are there, on the left hand side menu bar you will see options to add Posts, Books, Events, listing in the Solution Center or edit your Profile from here.

Contact Us if you need more assistance.