Acceptable Use Policy | My Earth Changing Moment

Acceptable Use Policy

Welcome to the My Earth Changing Moments website of the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, doing business as the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). Please take a minute to read the policy that follows and understand that when you upload content to this website, you agree to follow this Acceptable Use Policy which defines the rules for uploading content to the My Earth Changing Moments website. These terms may be modified or updated by NEEF from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the Acceptable Use Policy at any time by visiting this page. is intended solely for users, whether individual or representing an organization, who are thirteen (13) years of age and older. Any use of by anyone under 13 is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of this Acceptable Use Policy and Terms of Use. is a public website intended to allow others to share their stories through essays, photos and videos, that tell about a moment where they formed a connection with the environment. Users who upload content to this website must understand the public nature of this site and the risks, responsibility, and accountability that they must assume if they upload content to this site or link the content to other sites such as, but not limited to, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter and others. Any violation of this Acceptable Use Policy may result in the removal of your content from NEEF reserves the right to remove your content if we believe in our sole discretion that you have violated this Acceptable Use Policy.

I understand the following:

  • In consideration of your use of, I shall be responsible for all content (“User Generated Content”) that I upload.
  • Tampering with technology tools or another person’s work is unacceptable.
  • I acknowledge and agree that any User Generated Content is not confidential and shall become the sole property of NEEF. NEEF shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of User Generated Content for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to me. By posting User Generated Content to, I automatically grant, represent and warrant that I have the right to grant, to NEEF an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Generated Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Generated Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of such User Generated Content.
  • I acknowledge that I have permission from all persons appearing in my User Generated Content to use their images and voices. I further acknowledge that they have released to me the use of their image and voices to the extent described in this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Any User Generated Content that includes content that violates the rights of third parties (including, but not limited to, rights of copyright), is deemed to be obscene or libelous, contains violence or attacks on individuals or organizations, political lobbying, political advocacy, litigation initiatives, initiatives with religious purposes, policy advocacy or any other forms of advocacy may be removed.
  • I respect, protect and properly cite all third party materials that I upload as User Generated Content on

I will not:

  • Use content for commercial activity including buying, selling or advertising or to seek monetary gain.
  • Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent myself, my age or my school affiliation.
  • Intentionally access, transmit, copy or create material that is illegal, such as obscenity, stolen materials or illegal copies of copyrighted works.
  • Intentionally introduce a virus or other harmful code anywhere on I will make an effort to keep any computer I use to access free from viruses and other destructive materials.
  • Infringe third party copyrights, such as using illegal copies of music, games or movies.
  • Plagiarize.
  • Send personal political messages or represent NEEF in any political arena.
  • Use any inappropriate or abusive language.
  • Upload any obscene or pornographic material.


  • I will not upload or make publicly available on any private information of any third party or myself, including, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers.
  • Anything posted on constitutes public speech and will be held to all the standards and expectations expressed in this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • NEEF and their authorized agents and employees monitor the use of to insure conformity with this policy. NEEF reserves the right to examine, use and disclose any data consistent with this Acceptable Use Policy, the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, the terms of which can be found here.

About the Project

My Earth Changing Moments lets you share your ‘aha moment’ about the environment with others and expand our national conversation on the environment. 
We want to know how an experience or set of experiences taught you about the environment you live in, changed your perspective or inspired you to do something differently for the environment.
Was it a class, maybe a parent or teacher’s inspiration, a show, your job...?

Tell it any way you like – video, essay, photo, collage, etc...  Just suggest a headline and provide some description of your Earth Changing Moment.

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