FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Here are some common questions we get asked and our answers. If you need additional assistance, please email info@plantpurecommunities.org.

What is the PlantPure Communities Pod Network?

The PPC Pod Network offers support and networking opportunities to everyone interested in learning, incorporating, advocating, and practicing a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. Participation is free. Pods are independent groups of like-minded people, working together to spread the message of plant-based nutrition in their communities, as well as have fun and build friendships. Examples of Pods include local “meetups,” vegetarian/vegan societies, churches, schools, associations and even corporate wellness programs. Existing organizations can join the Pod Network as well.

What is the purpose of a Pod?

PlantPure Communities has created an online environment to educate and provide a space for collaboration among groups who share our core beliefs. These Pods create an environment where like-minded people can work together to spread the message of plant-based nutrition in their communities while also having fun and building friendships. Pod members can educate people on the connections of a plant-based lifestyle to our health, the environment, farming, animal welfare, and food and health inequities. The Pods’ purpose is not to compete with existing organizations, but rather to enable people and organizations that have worked separately in the past to come together around the unifying idea of plant-based nutrition.

When choosing a name for my new Pod, I would like to indicate that we are affiliated with the PlantPure movement. May I use "PlantPure" in the name of my Pod?

There are ongoing and ever-changing issues connected to using the trademark and trade name “PlantPure.” Therefore, “PlantPure” should not be used in the name of Pods.  Separately, it is perfectly acceptable for independent groups/Pods to refer to themselves (either verbally or in written documents) as being a member organization in the PlantPure Communities (PPC) Pod Network.

How are Pods organized?

Envision a pea plant with numerous pea pods growing on it. Our Pods are organized based off this structure that the plant community naturally provided. There are two levels of organization within the Pod structure. 

  • Pods: Each independent group is referred to as a Pod because it is like a pod on a plant, containing many peas – the community members who join the Pod! Each Pod has its own name and is an individual organization. It can be referred to as a Member Organization in the PPC Pod Network. 
  • PPC Pod Network: The Pod Network is like the whole plant. It incorporates all of the Pods, providing each Pod with the materials needed to grow, thrive, and be successful.

Is there a membership fee to join the PlantPure Communities Pod Network?

No, there is no fee for starting a Pod, or for an independent group or organization to join the PPC Pod Network.

How can I join a Pod?

To join a Pod, click HERE to sign up!

How can I find a Pod in my state?

View this image to see how you can find a Pod in your state:

What do I do if there is no local Pod in my area?

If there is not a Pod in your town or city, you can join our Virtual PlantPure Pod (a group that meets completely online), or you can start a new Pod! We invite you to apply by clicking HERE.

Won't people joining Pods take away from my group's membership?

If people in your existing group join a Pod, that will definitely not take away from your group’s membership. We are inclusive for anyone who would like to join even if they are affiliated with another group outside the Pod network. Your members are free to belong to both groups. By joining a Pod, your members gain two important things: a vast amount of resources that PlantPure Pods provide and the ability to network with other plant-based people on a global level.

Can I join more than one Pod?

Yes, you can join more than one Pod. This may be helpful for people who travel a lot or spend extended periods of time in more than one area. However, we strongly suggest that you focus your time and efforts in participating in one Pod if possible.

Am I allowed to promote my products and/or services to PlantPure Pod members?

No, you are not allowed to promote products and services to PlantPure Pod members unless you have entered into a sponsor arrangement with PlantPure Communities and are abiding by PPC’s sponsor guidelines. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact info@plantpurecommunities.org.

Anyone caught spamming PlantPure Pod members will be immediately removed.

How do I find my password?

If you forgot your password, click on the “Login” button in the top right-hand corner and click on the “Reset Your Password” link.  An email will be sent to you with a link to the our password reset tool.

How can I change my password?

If you are already logged in and want to change your password, just click on your picture in the top right-hand corner and select “Settings” from the drop down menu.  You can then enter a new email address and/or password.  Make sure to click ‘Save Changes”.

What is your stance on the use of salt and sugar, as well as nuts, avocados, and other plant foods high in natural fat?

Please review our culinary philosophy to learn more.