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@solarpunks.net | 4 days ago

@watsons-solarpunk

southernsolarpunk: Maybe controversial opinion but my favorite trope in solarpunk is the “building a better world with or without your permission” rather than stories focusing on the end goal of solarpunk. My first solarpunk collection I read was Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk an … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 16 days ago

SOLARPUNKS Archives RSS Reference Guide Solarpunks Zine Tags Ask. Submit? At once a vision of the future, a thoughtful provocation, and an achievable lifestyle. In progress... Since 2012 21 June 2024 24 notes solar power solar pv solar panels energy transition graph predictions N … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 21 days ago

Leave It To Beavers, a modern approach to habitat restoration

“You want to get a site to the point where the biomass that’s produced every year exceeds what is eaten by the beavers. It’s a simple equation, right? And now you’ve got a sustainable ecosystem with beavers. That’s what we’re working on out here.” | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 24 days ago

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basketofmooneggs: ALT This pocket no longer drops things. 😍 | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 26 days ago

In western Australia a friend once told me that Uninsurable is increasingly meaning Uninhabitable

rjzimmerman: As Insurers Around the U.S. Bleed Cash From Climate Shocks, Homeowners Lose Excerpt from this story from the New York Times: At first glance, Dave Langston’s predicament seems similar to headaches facing homeowners in coastal states vulnerable to catastrophic hurrica … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 month ago

For over 300 years, La Maison du Pastel has handcrafted these pastel sticks, used by artists like…

For over 300 years, La Maison du Pastel has handcrafted these pastel sticks, used by artists like Degas and Monet. | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 month ago

You can now apply to be one of the first members of the American Climate Corps.

thejaymo: The American Climate Corps is now hiring You can now apply to be one of the first members of the American Climate Corps. “You’ll get paid to fight climate change, learning how to install those solar panels, fight wildfires, rebuild wetlands, weatherize homes, and so muc … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 2 months ago

Please share your dissertation when its done!

chase-prairie: if you wanna know what my dissertation is about, it’s pretty much this! Please share your dissertation when its done! | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 2 months ago

Cool!

bumblebeeappletree: So a while ago I commissioned @thefruitloop-chan to make a Solarpunk poster for anyone to use! And this beautiful piece was made! This is a blank for people to put text on, and here’s the two text ones that I put over Anyone can print them and put them up and … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 2 months ago

I was inspired by 60s psychedelic posters, Coca Cola, and this poster from 1967.

southernsolarpunk: ALT I was inspired by 60s psychedelic posters, Coca Cola, and this poster from 1967. Since I’ve moved, I have had so much more time to work on my art, so this summer I’m going to be pushing out more. | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 2 months ago

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sophie-frm-mars: I am once again thinking about digging holes It’s so fucked up that digging a bunch of holes works so well at reversing desertification I hate that so much discourse into fighting climate change is talking about bioenginerring a special kind of seaweed that remov … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 2 months ago

Agnes Denes, Wheatfield – A Confrontation. Two acres of wheat planted and harvested by the artist on…

farmwitch: Agnes Denes, Wheatfield – A Confrontation. Two acres of wheat planted and harvested by the artist on the Battery Park landfill, Manhattan, summer 1982. | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 2 months ago

India’s electric rickshaws are leaving EVs in the dust

India’s electric rickshaws are leaving EVs in the dust India’s electric rickshaws are leaving EVs in the dust Each month, this upskilled team produces bodies and chassis for nearly 5,000 three-wheeler EVs, locally known as e-rickshaws, for the New Delhi-based YC Electric, India’s … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 3 months ago

Oh hello there. Online course on solarpunk coming up at the Brooklyn Institute starting in…

Solarpunk: Theory, Fiction, and Radical Futures Oh hello there. Online course on solarpunk coming up at the Brooklyn Institute starting in April. This course will focus on the philosophical and imaginary turn towards radical optimism in the face of climate change. We will delve i … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 3 months ago

junaidrao:#Design The recently completed “Seoullo 7017”...

junaidrao: #Design The recently completed “Seoullo 7017” Skygarden, an abandoned overpass turned elevated park modeled after the High Line in NYC, Jung District, Seoul, South Korea [2000×1334] Designed by Rotterdam-based practice MVRDV, Seoullo 7017 is a 16-meter-tall steel-and-c … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 3 months ago

Awful’s Gas and Snack (Swing Shift Collective, 2019) Awful’s Gas & Snack is a life-size fake gas…

Awful’s Gas and Snack (Swing Shift Collective, 2019) Awful’s Gas & Snack is a life-size fake gas station from the year 2119, designed to help people imagine a positive future after the climate crisis. Offering “AUTHENTIC 20th and 21st century artifacts from the Golden Age of Gaso … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 3 months ago

A radical analysis of problems and barriers to change may lead to overwhelming pessimism about any…

Raymond Williams’s Resources for Hope - Dissent Magazine A radical analysis of problems and barriers to change may lead to overwhelming pessimism about any radical program; the hardness of a radical analysis can produce political quietism, with radical programs left to the politi … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 3 months ago

We’re a 10-acre urban farm in Phoenix, Arizona on a mission to turn “garbage” into food. We use the…

We’re a 10-acre urban farm in Phoenix, Arizona on a mission to turn “garbage” into food. We use the power of Red Wiggler Worms, Black Soldier Flies, and hot compost piles to turn Valley waste into natural gardening products, vegetable starts, and produce. What I appreciate about … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 3 months ago

Indonesia’s e-bike shops are building their own batteries

Indonesia’s e-bike shops are building their own batteries Dharmawan Kusna Handoyo spends his workday in a 2-by-3-meter cubicle, soldering batteries. He has been building DIY battery packs since 2009, when he installed one in his own electric bike — but in the past few years, it h … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 3 months ago

Hearing reports from the Figma guy that SOLARPUNK IS IN.

Cyberpunk is out and solarpunk is in, according to Figma’s CEO Hearing reports from the Figma guy that SOLARPUNK IS IN. | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 3 months ago

How the UN is Holding Back the Sahara Desert

Permaculture instructor Andrew Millison journeys with the UN World Food Programme to the Northern border of Senegal to see an innovative land recovery project within the Great Green Wall of Africa that is harvesting rainwater, increasing food security, and rehabilitating the ecos … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 4 months ago

New art!!!! I’ve been getting back into graphic design recently! 2024 is going to be my draw…

southernsolarpunk:ALTNew art!!!! I’ve been getting back into graphic design recently! 2024 is going to be my draw whatever I want without stressing era (I will probably stress) | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 5 months ago

I played VRChat and VR the majority of my time during covid from 2020 - 2022 and it became a…

illustrawrrr:I played VRChat and VR the majority of my time during covid from 2020 - 2022 and it became a legitimate addiction… it was bad.. this is my Vent artwork on how isolating it really made me feel in my real life and how desperate I was for a real life. | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 7 months ago

The world’s largest beaver dam is not like human dams. It does not stopper a river, or even a stream…

Deep in the Wilderness, the World’s Largest Beaver Dam EnduresThe world’s largest beaver dam is not like human dams. It does not stopper a river, or even a stream or rivulet. Its low half-mile barrier collects small trickles that come off a plateau called the Birch Mountains. Alo … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 7 months ago

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@solarpunks.net | 8 months ago

WaterLight is a portable lantern that can be charged with salt water or urine

WaterLight is a portable lantern that can be charged with salt water or urineColombian renewable energy start-up E-Dina has developed a cordless light that converts salt water into electricity as a more reliable alternative to solar lamps in off-grid communities.The portable devi … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 8 months ago

Nice hands bro can you hold both my wrists with just one?

biteable-pink-pixie:bl00dygf:Nice hands bro can you hold both my wrists with just one? | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 8 months ago

the-lemonaut:ALTALTALTALTALTALTALTALTALTALTCharacters co-owned w @_magic.stardust_ on IG ✨ (a couple more comics abt this on my account already)I’m not a very positive person, i have a LOT of doomer tendencies. I feel everything like it’s cranked up to the max, and as you can ima … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 9 months ago

From Solarpunk is going mainstream. This couple’s $1M Kickstarter proves it

From Solarpunk is going mainstream. This couple’s $1M Kickstarter proves it | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 10 months ago

“Any near-future science fiction that does not engage with climate change is fantasy"  - Sarena…

“Any near-future science fiction that does not engage with climate change is fantasy" - Sarena Ulibarri | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 11 months ago

Who’s with us?

alpaca-clouds:The history of SolarpunkOkay, I guess this has to be said, because the people will always claim the same wrong thing: No, Solarpunk did not “start out as an aesthetic”. Jesus, where the hell does this claim even come from? Like, honestly, I am asking.Solarpunk start … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 11 months ago

Flooded stretches along Baugh Creek are well guarded against drought and fire. When the Sharps Fire…

In Idaho, beavers can be something of nuisance, chewing down trees and building dams that flood yards and fields. In the 1930s, officials began trapping beavers near cities and towns and dropping them — sometimes by parachute — into remote areas.In one such area, Baugh Creek, bea … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 11 months ago

A rendering of a rooftop terrace installed by the Parisian startup Roofscapes.Paris When It Sizzles: The City of Light Aims to Get Smart on HeatWith its zinc roofs and minimal tree cover, Paris was not built to handle the new era of extreme heat. Now, like other cities worldwide, … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 12 months ago

An intertidal habitat for marine life constructed by the company Living SeawallsSeawalls are causing intertidal habitats to vanish as ocean levels increase. But eco-entrepreneurs say artificial rockpools and crevices can save wildlife“Species that inhabit the intertidal zone have … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

is-solarpunk:Accessible solarpunkIf a better future isn’t for everyone, then it’s not a better future. Therefore, solarpunk have to be accessible. If it’s not possible, solarpunk strives for accessibility.It may be hard to imagine accessible infrastructure while living in a place … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

Oakland’s Radical Plant Nursery Breaks the Prison...

Oakland’s Radical Plant Nursery Breaks the Prison CyclePermaculture instructor Andrew Millison journeys to East Oakland, California, to visit the legendary plant nursery Planting Justice, which primarily hires formerly incarcerated people. They provide a fair wage and benefits to … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

California's lost Tulare Lake returns, some want to make it permanent

More than 100 square miles of roads, farms and homes in the formerly dry lake bed between Fresno and Bakersfield remain submerged in the entrenched floodwaters. Additional land is expected to go under through summer as record Sierra Nevada snow melts into rivers that fill the lak … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

The Interspecies Festival London UK: The Treaty of Finsbury...

The Interspecies Festival London UK: The Treaty of Finsbury ParkThe Treaty of Finsbury Park is an immersive fiction that looks at what it would be like if other species were to rise up and demand equal rights with humans. What that means is you, as a human, can come and take part … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

"News that the Antarctic current was starting to slow like a hose with a crimp is fair warning. I..."

“News that the Antarctic current was starting to slow like a hose with a crimp is fair warning. I don’t say all this in the service of despair, but of preparation. We need to be psychologically prepared for the fact that, for all we’ve tried to do together, this crisis is about … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

Autonomous Self-Burying Seed Carriers for Aerial SeedingAerial...

Autonomous Self-Burying Seed Carriers for Aerial SeedingAerial seeding can quickly cover large and physically inaccessible areas to improve soil quality and scavenge residual nitrogen in agriculture, and for post fire reforestation and wildland restoration. However, it suffers fr … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

A Liquid Tree? Scientists in Serbia Make Incredible...

A Liquid Tree? Scientists in Serbia Make Incredible InnovationDr. Ivan Spasojevic, Ph.D. in Biophysical sciences, and one of the authors on the project from the Institute for Multidisciplinary Research at the University of Belgrade, developed an innovative tool for reducing green … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

How to turn your Neighborhood into a VillagePermaculture...

How to turn your Neighborhood into a VillagePermaculture instructor Andrew Millison journeys to Portland, Oregon to talk with architect Mark Lakeman, founder of Communitecture Architecture and the City Repair Project. Mark initiated a movement in Portland to transform the homogen … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

The NHS worker singlehandedly rewilding kelp forests in Sussex

The NHS worker singlehandedly rewilding kelp forests in Sussex: What kelp remains, he noticed, is resilient, and he began to wonder if a restoration project could simply “reboot the whole system”. When a new law in 2021 banned trawling in 200 square kilometres of Sussex’s inshore … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

Gogoro battery swap station Taiwan.

Gogoro battery swap station Taiwan. | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

OFFESTdeveloping a first-of-a-kind methodology for transforming...

OFFESTdeveloping a first-of-a-kind methodology for transforming industrial sabotage and other forms of direct action into carbon offsets. Browse our repository of case studies or propose a new one for analysis.WHAAAT!???? Not sure if design fiction? 🤔Either way, carbon cr … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

thejaymo:TFW :(

thejaymo:TFW :( | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago

SIMPLY IMAGINING BETTER THINGS ISN’T ENOUGH

Friend of the blog, and intellectual sparing partner Paul Graham Raven has two interrelated posts out today. The first:The Unbearable Lightness of Solarpunk Published by (other friends of the blog) fo.am collective as part of their Hip Deep in the Thick Present series.Paul conclu … | Continue reading


@solarpunks.net | 1 year ago