EV2EV Code of Conduct

Hello! If you’ve found yourself on this page it’s because you’re an EV who is participating in the EV2EV Google Group and would like to remind yourself of our code of conduct. We are grateful for your active and thoughtful participation in the community.

As you know, EV2EV is a great resource for community building, sharing knowledge/ excitement, and providing EV updates, among other things.

To ensure a healthy and inclusive online community, we’d like you to agree to the following posting considerations.

Practice the Four Way Test

(created by Herbert J Taylor and copyrighted by Rotary International)
1. Is the thing I’m about to share the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
This is especially important to consider before posting a joke.

Humor and its role in creating inclusive cultures.

Humor can be fun and bring a group together. It can help relieve stress.

But humor can also be used (both intentionally and unintentionally) to reinforce negative stereotypes and perpetuate disparities based on gender, race, religion, etc.

We are all learning and trying to do better. And one way we can do that is to recognize that if we aren’t careful, humor can be harmful. Let’s work to be sure our humor brings us together.

Learning and Growing Together

This initial Code of Conduct is just the beginning of us growing and learning together. We all make mistakes. Being inclusive is hard work but we are committed to make steps forward, even if they are small, and even though we won’t do it perfectly.
In the near future we will be updating this document to include more specific guidelines for evaluating inappropriate posts so we are all more clear on the expectations.
Again, this is a work in progress and will be modified as we learn.
Please reach out to your Volunteer Coordinator, Molly@environmentalvolunteers.org or (650) 493-8000 ext 4 for questions, suggestions, or concerns at any time.

Happy emailing!

Educational Resources for Equity and Inclusion

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