Part of the complete flip in culture between my old job and current job is the fact that I work for a regional council instead of retail call centre stuff.

Obviously there are still issues around money because capitalism, but the most I deal with it on a daily basis is forwarding invoices to the Finance team. I don't have sales goals, I don't have to upsell things and sell shit no one wants or needs.

My job is to support the council, support the region, support the people. That's it. That's what it comes down to, and I love it.

I'm not saying it's perfect or anything, but it is such a massive contrast compared to my customer support job before.

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weight talk in regards to clothes Show more

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Am still holding out hope for a sunbeam.city PeerTube instance

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This is just bloody awesome, and I love the physical seed library they have made: connectedseeds.org/visit

“The Connected Seeds Library lives at Spitalfields City Farm in east London. A seed library works a bit like a regular book lending library. In order to borrow seeds from the library you will need to become a member. Members can take seeds home to grow, and are encouraged to return some of the seeds to the library at the end of the season, in order to maintain the stock of available seeds.”

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I just commissioned and worked with @starwall on a flag. These are a few iterations I enjoyed seeing the most. Please feel free to boost, download, and share across whatever you like.
If you'd like higher def versions, please contact me or starwall.
Shoutout to @socalledunitedstates for the base flag inspiration.

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Made another little watercolour painting using masking fluid last night. :bob_ross: 🌿

It's for sale if anyone wants it! $30 USD, shipping included. ☺️ It's 5"x7" (the paper is a bit larger but can easily be trimmed). DM me if you're interested!

#MastoArt #CreativeToots #Watercolour #Watercolor #Aquarelle #WatercolorPainting #Painting #Plant #Fern #ArtForSale

On my last boost, I love in a city where much of the central part of the city was destroyed in earthquakes ~8 years ago, and it's been really interesting watching it change shape as it rebuilds. I thought having housing there and most government buildings was wild, and that boost made me realize why it seemed so foreign. There's still plenty of shops, but I think there's been a greater focus on community buildings, and that's pretty cool. @Anri loves infrastructure and can probably ramble more

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I'll say something more eloquent about it another time but wow I just had my first day at my new job today, where I'm processing/archiving records for the regional council... And it's wild. It's wild not having my every second micro managed, it's wild not having to think about sales, it's wild just being able to Help People. I'm excited and delighted.

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Selfie, eye contact Show more

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Heyo! I'm Anri, solarpunk elf, utter nerd, lov cats and birds and most other aminals and my wonderful wif @Rai
Still getting used to mastodon, but finally figured I should get around to posting a so I don't feel like I can't toot >.>
:_gayheart2: :heart_eyes_cat_bi: :trans_heart: ♀️

I bought a secondhand electric bike today!! I'm really excited about it for a number of reasons - saving money on petrol and parking, improving my own health, and reducing my environmental impact. I'm looking forward to learning about solar energy and charging to see if there's a way I can get it off the grid entirely!

I won't be able to use it all the time, but certainly for my work commute and small grocery trips!

I never tire of photos of raindrops on succulents.

I've just discovered there's a great website for waste minimisation in . There are regional guides as well as practical advice.

therubbishtrip.co.nz

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fuck solar panels. you could grow food on the roof, food for the chickens, and then theyd lay eggs and the eggs would roll down a ramp & spin wheels connected to the generator. fuck solar punk!!!! this is Egg Punk

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Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.