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I had pants with holes in need of repair. I had iron on patches. I didn't have a clothes iron, but I did have a cracked cast iron skillet.

Apparently denim turns greenish if you get it too hot. Apart from that, things went decently well. 7/10 would repurpose broken cookware again.

Between the repair aspect and the repurposing of old tools for new uses, I'd say this counts for #SolarpunkActionWeek

making bread and sewing are on that list of things capitalism convinced you are too hard to do alone. i know some basic sewing already, and tried my hand at making bread yesterday

the result is tasty and cheap as fuck bread. most of the necessary stuff you already have at home, I spent less than 12 bucks to do it (!)

i recommend everyone with the ability to do so to try and make bread. it's easy and hella therapeutic

i don't know if this would count in the or not, but my tip for young people that want to learn new skills, but don't have the money to do so and don't have supportive parents?

improvise it. want to knit? make your own t-shirt yarn, make do with whatever for needles. want to sew? find cheap ass needles and thread and fix your clothing to get practice.

from personal experience, your family generally WILL see the benefit of giving you the money to do stuff. that's how i started, and now my family gives me money to buy supplies because they realise it's cheaper for you to do it than for them to buy it.

nowadays my family just buys the resources for me to fix their clothes instead of buying new clothes altogether, and let me buy good yarn because they too want hand knitted scarfs and gloves. make them see how it can make their lives easier, and they will make yours.

I just started reading this amazing workbook on discovering and removing your inner white privilege and dismantling white supremacy.

You can find it free at: meandwhitesupremacybook.com/bo

"The good news is that white supremacy’s desire to save itself will never overcome humanity’s need to save the species. Because you’re doing this work, not for the survival of self, but for the benefit of those who will come after you, they will look back and say that you were, indeed, a good ancestor."

~ Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy Workbook

for today I planted 51 Western Red Cedar seeds, I'll thin them to about 17 later, I plan to keep 2-3, and give the rest away

Remember to use the hashtag and/or tag @actionweek in your action posts! If you want your submission to remain anonymous, you can also DM this blog and we'll repost it for you. I can't wait to see what we all accomplish this week!

tumblr link, video 

i don't think i can post a video here, so today for the i'm posting about learning signal language on Tumblr: theworldisqueerhere.tumblr.com

I've made 2,719 classifications for science on Zooniverse. I'm going to do more for

Remember to use the hashtag and/or tag @actionweek in your action posts! If you want your submission to remain anonymous, you can also DM this blog and we'll repost it for you. I can't wait to see what we all accomplish this week!

The medium is newspaper and coffee grounds which i will be gradually adding to all week.

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I've been thinking about and I think I'm finally going to learn how to grow mushrooms. 🍄

Got most of the parts for my solarpunk action project. Okay I'm not very punk, but solar anyway.

#solarpunk

Our tumblr account now has an FAQ page, as requested by @flo

solarpunkactionweek.tumblr.com

Please check it out, and let us know if you think it's missing anything!

Action Week starts in less than 7 days! Do you have a plan yet?

If not, consider fliering as a last-minute option! Here's a great flyer to raise awareness about the :earthstrike:

Printer paper with a line of thick, transparent packing tape on all four edges can be surprisingly weather-proof. Just make sure you put it up on a flat, nonporous surface that isn't likely to be bothered - municipal electrical boxes and light posts are great for this

Remember to post about your action with the hashtag ! If what you're doing is illegal or otherwise potentially dangerous and you'd rather stay anonymous, you can DM this account instead and we'll post it for you

See you all on Sunday! :greensun:

rocket stove designs! The rocket stove (and its grandfather, the Dakota fire pit) are important designs for - by promoting air flow, they burn their fuel several times more efficiently, meaning that 1. almost no smoke is produced, 2. fallen branches and prunings can be used as fuel, rather than destroying trees, and 3. you get a hotter, longer-burning fire!

attainable-sustainable.net/roc - Concrete block rocket stove
treehugger.com/gadgets/build-m - Tin can rocket stove
survivaltopics.com/the-dakota- - Dakota fire pit

Action Week starts in less than 7 days! Do you have a plan yet?

If not, consider fliering as a last-minute option! Here's a great flyer to raise awareness about the :earthstrike:

Printer paper with a line of thick, transparent packing tape on all four edges can be surprisingly weather-proof. Just make sure you put it up on a flat, nonporous surface that isn't likely to be bothered - municipal electrical boxes and light posts are great for this

Remember to post about your action with the hashtag ! If what you're doing is illegal or otherwise potentially dangerous and you'd rather stay anonymous, you can DM this account instead and we'll post it for you

See you all on Sunday! :greensun:

Alright, so I'm not actually ing anything right now, but I thought I'd share this tip for folks who wanna get into cheap.

There's all kinds of growing medium - Perlite, expanded clay pellets, rock wool, and coco coire are probably the most popular. Pretty much any inert substance you can think of can be used to grow stuff in a hydroponic system. There are advantages and disadvantages to all of them, but almost none of them are both Cheap and Available at the grocery store.

I got this pool noodle for $0.95

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.