Open-sourced blueprints for civilization
Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that's only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting cost: $10,000).
Hey everyone! #SolarpunkActionWeek starts in 2 weeks, so I just wanted to go over something before people get too far into planning their actions
Remember that #solarpunk is an #anticapitalist and #antiauthoritarian movement. If you support sustainability, but you don't recognize that an end to consumerism, exploitation, and hierarchy is necessary for that to happen, you're not solarpunk, you're just green
We won't be accepting submissions that involve campaigning for any political candidate or making an excessively consumerist purchase (i.e. buying a Tesla wouldn't be accepted, buying a bike and selling your car would; buying a portable solar panel for hiking trips wouldn't, but buying a small solar panel setup to get your apartment off-grid would). Use your common sense and we'll use ours
Once again, we're available to answer any questions you have, either about these rules or just helping with your action! Happy planning
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I often find myself rereading Bertrand Russell's letter to Mosley:
"Thank you for your letter and for your enclosures. I have given some thought to our recent correspondence. It is always difficult to decide on how to respond to people whose ethos is so alien and, in fact, repellent to one’s own. It is not that I take exception to the general points made by you but that every ounce of my energy has been devoted to an active opposition to cruel bigotry, compulsive violence, and the sadistic persecution which has characterised the philosophy and practice of fascism.
I feel obliged to say that the emotional universes we inhabit are so distinct, and in deepest ways opposed, that nothing fruitful or sincere could ever emerge from association between us.
I should like you to understand the intensity of this conviction on my part. It is not out of any attempt to be rude that I say this but because of all that I value in human experience and human achievement."
"Dynamic strategy game Wildlife Web is based on real-life ecosystems"
"Knitted textiles solidified with bacteria to create new building material"
"Insects Could Be Gone in a Century"
Dudleya cymosa. Also known as a "live forever" this is a very pretty succulent which grows in California and the southern parts of Oregon. Some sub-species are considered locally threatened.
Sadly, because they're such strikingly attractive plants, they're also targeted by poachers who abduct them from their native environments. Sadly, replanting them in the wild is difficult work.
Beekeeping isn't the only way to #SaveTheBees - solitary #bees are just as important. Building a bee hotel can offer shelter for wild bees, and as a bonus they'll pollinate your garden for you #permaculture style
Saw a photo of a plant copyright that said basically that it was illegal to reproduce the plant from clippings etc. and I laughed. I also suddenly had the urge to buy plants, grow extra from clippings and give them away. Thankfully my lack of money and transportation stopped me from doing something I'll never regret. *Still laughing*
#Beekeeping doesn't have to be prohibitively expensive! In honor of the patron saint of beekeepers, here's a plan for a top-bar #beehive you can build out of a #reclaimed 55gal barrel and some pallet wood, plus a guide for trapping your own #bees from nature! Happy Valentine's Day 🐝
😌 I have so much to do before the lunarpunk livestream party tomorrow. ...
- gotta get through a boatload of macroeconomics homework
- finish up notes for livestream
- Set everything up
- accept the fact that I will screw up at least three times live because I am human
- accept that no one may show up and that's ok. A party of one can still be a party.
Solarpunk, Lunarpunk, Plant-based, Low-waste, Blogger, Chronically Ill. Ace. Prospective convert.
Languages: EN, EO
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.