We love that you're here! But this is the internet. We need to clear up a few things.
WE DON'T CARE
At present, Greenspyre.org does not make use of your information except:
tracking number of visitors to certain pages;
gathering basic information such as geographical location, time and date of visits, and so forth.
We do not engage in use of that information for marketing purposes, not transfer it to others. We use no cookies here.
That said, being on the internet means we all must wade through certain disclaimers and explanations for all our safety. So here goes.
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We will endeavor to cite all sources for information and images on Greenspyre.org. If you are aware that we have missed something here, please notify us and we will make it right.
Many of our images from from Unsplash,com, a site containing high-quality "free-for-use" photography that some say is a curse for photographers looking to make a living at their craft. While we do not approve of the ways the internet has had detrimental effects on such disciplines, as a non-profit site we are not yet able to afford the level of graphics expected of websites like ours; if we find ourselves able in the future, we would much prefer to compensate all artists in an appropriate manner. But for the moment we need to use the resources available to us. This is how we rationalize our choice to use this resource and others like it.
We also use many photographs taken by students and staff involved in green club activities. If you feel someone has been included in an image who would rather not be pictured, even for this good cause, please write us and we will look into taking that image down.
WORKS CITED: IMAGES
Lentink, David [Wageningen University]. “DNA of Maple Seed Flight.” National Science Foundation, 12 Sept. 2012, www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=73108&from=search_list.
TREES, INCLUDING UPVIEWS
Bishop, Jeremy. “Forest of Palms.” Unsplash. Unsplash. 13 Aug. 2016. https://unsplash.com/photos/kkvpiveljmg.
Holden, Jeremy. “Tree lot.” Unsplash. Unsplash. 26 Jan. 2015, https://unsplash.com/photos/CPT_-dj5AJU.
Horner, Casey @mischevious_penguins. “Looking up.” Unsplash. Unsplash, 21 Dec 2017, https://unsplash.com/photos/4rDCa5hBlCs.
Krivec, Ales. “up view of a brown leafed trees”. Unsplash. Unsplash. 14 Oct. 2014, https://unsplash.com/photos/2pyYCQazX7A.
Ozark Drones. “Fall, Birch, Flora and Plant.” Unsplash, Unsplash, 23 Oct. 2015, unsplash.com/photos/wdo4V0sBoZE.
Petrucci, Mike. “Silhouette of trees with green trees at daytime”. Unsplash. Unsplash. 9 July 2015, https://unsplash.com/photos/kluhXsuW7Is.
Baumeister, Mika. “Just a girl protesting for her rights :) Fridays For Future, 20.09.2019 in Bonn, Germany.” Unsplash, Unsplash. 20 Sep. 2019. https://unsplash.com/photos/bnuFRiQDYIM.
Wingen, Malte. “Person holding up bark.” Unsplash. Unsplash. 24 June 2017. https://unsplash.com/photos/q4AE8bfZtyI/info.
IMAGES ON FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM
Mishchuk, Ruben. “just look around yourself.” Unsplash. Unsplash. 11 May 2018. https://unsplash.com/photos/R7hBaZWyiyM/info.
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