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The options on provisional membership polls are: ACCEPT, REJECT, VISIT AGAIN.
Provisional member polls are distributed to all members.) Members will have up to ten days to give input or respond to a poll. There are no set restrictions on interpreting input or poll results. Flexibility and consensus are valued in making Team decisions.2.
This six-month acceptance period can be extended under some circumstances.
See the section on Waiting List, Section I(C)(3) of this policy.6.
If, on good authority, the CMT learns that serious bad faith declarations were made during an interview, the CMT may, at their discretion, revoke an acceptance decision before provisional membership has begun. If the ex-member has been gone less than a year, the Membership Team issues a provisional member poll to full members with the following options: ACCEPTACCEPT WITH FEEDBACK (a contract is not a possible outcome of the Feedback)FEEDBACK (a contract is a possible outcome)ABSTAINREJECTWhenever possible, the Membership Team will complete the initial poll prior to the ex-member’s return.a.
If fewer than 10% of the full members vote REJECT, FEEDBACK or ACCEPT WITH FEEDBACK, then the returning ex-member is accepted as a provisional member without further process.b.
At least two members of the Team must be present.c.
Ecovillages work with the four dimensions of sustainability: social, economic, ecological and cultural.Those accepted for provisional membership must go away from Twin Oaks for at least one month before joining.The month away is 30 days and begins when the visitor leaves the community after the visitor period.The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) was set up in 1995 to support the experimental creation and preservation of human settlements that not only sustain, but regenerate their social and natural environments.Ecovillages are communities with vibrant social structures, vastly diverse, yet united in common ecological, economic, social and cultural values and goals.