I am so excited to announce that Earth Collective has launched a brand new, online community – the Earth [Positive] Collective.
The Earth [Positive] Collective is a private, planet-loving community of likeminded individuals who are addressing – or who want to address – the environmental and social challenges facing the Earth today.
It’s a supportive, safe and kind community, where we share positive solutions, tools and resources that inform, inspire and motivate our mission to drive positive change for the Earth. No trolls allowed.
I’m Charli, the editor of Earth Collective and I will be one of your Hosts in our new community. Today, I wanted to share with you a bit with you today about WHY we have launched the Earth [Positive] Collective (or EPC, as we’re affectionately calling it!).
Taking a step away from mainstream social media.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting pretty fed up with mainstream social media recently. Which probably seems counterintuitive, as many of you will have found this article because of a post on Instagram or Facebook.
Don’t get me wrong – there are some incredible people and organisations using social media to share information and education. Your social media feel can be such a great place to learn, when curated right. Facebook groups also have their place, especially if, like me, you have a dog with separation anxiety (SO many anxious dog groups out there!).
But social media in general? Well, it’s been leaving a pretty sour taste in my mouth. And I think I’ve worked out why.
What I think social media should be.
Social media should be somewhere that we can have conversations about protecting our beautiful planet, or discuss how to combat climate change, or the threats facing biodiversity, or the solutions that can be found within the sphere of conservation.
Well – yes, we can have those types of conversations on social media, but then we also have to be prepared for backlash, the risk of trolling or even abuse, which takes a toll on our mental health.
Social media should be somewhere that we can make connections with other likeminded souls who are on the same journey as us, so we can support each other’s mission. But the community itself has become so large, so convoluted, it’s almost impossible to be heard amongst the noise, let alone to connect with … anyone.
Social media should be somewhere we can learn from others’ experiences – both personal and professional – and share our own with honesty. Well yes, again it is, and we can, but … there’s those trolls again.
Social media should be a safe space for its community. It’s not.
I know. Coming to this realisation is a pretty big Catch 22 for a digital publisher, but it did give us an idea.
As you probably know, we created WeAreEarthCollective.com because we were exhausted by the seemingly endless negative news stories the media were throwing at us every single day. Negative news stories that make us feel fatigued, rather than give us motivation to keep going.
We all know the reality of the challenges humanity and our planet is facing, but here’s what else we know… the battle isn’t lost yet. And positive news rallies us to be better, together.
So, at Earth Collective we dig out and share that Earth-positive news with the world.
Earth [Positive] Collective is going to take that further.
Together, we will ask the question – what can WE do next?
We will discuss the solutions – because 99 percent of the time, the solutions we all need are already out there.
We will learn, together, how to drive positive change for the earth – one small, positive action at a time.
We will support each other in our mission to preserve the future of our beautiful planet and the people who call it home.
This new network is going to be very different from our other social media channels. It is a closed, supportive community, full of people on the same mission.
What do members of Earth [Positive] Collective get?
When you join, you will get access to exclusive content and conversations you won’t find anywhere else. You will meet and chat with people from all over the world who care about the Earth like you do. You’ll find a little inspiration, thought-provoking conversations and expert perspective each and every day.
Also, we will gift you a beautifully designed and produced handbook each month that you are a member, covering a different topic of positive, sustainable living. The first one launches later this month on Plastic Free July. There will be handbooks on how to compost, an intro into living a toxin-free life, ideas for lobbying your local MP, women’s wellbeing, plant-based recipes, how to prepare for difficult conversation with climate change deniers and so much more.
We’ll be led by the community when it comes to the topics in the handbooks, you tell us something you’d like to learn – we got you!
Finally, a percentage of every paid membership will be donated towards the protection of endangered animals and the Earth, because after all, isn’t that why we’re all doing this?
As our community grows, so will the experience of being here. We have big plans, so stay tuned folks!
FREE membership for the first 100 members!
To celebrate the launch of this new network, we are giving away lifetime memberships FOR FREE to the first 100 people who sign up.
To do that, head to earth-positive-collective.mn.
We’re not packing in social media altogether – it definitely has its place and we want to reach the masses with our Earth-positive news. We are simply moving the next stage of that conversation to somewhere new, somewhere more intimate, with the people who really just want to be there with us.
If that’s you, I can’t wait to see you there.