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Solarpunk Action Week official dates: Spring 2019

This year's first action week will take place on the first full week of March (3rd-9th)! Start planning and organizing now for a week of community building and practical projects, and make sure to post about your actions with the hashtag so we can share them here!

Ideas for actions will be posted here as well as our official tumblr, solarpunkactionweek.tumblr.com and you can find even more resources on the Sunbeam City wiki wiki.sunbeam.city

Please boost this post and spread the word, and we'll see you punks in planting season! ✊💕

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I'm doing laundry at my parents house and I'm super bored so let me ask a slightly random question.

What are y'alls thoughts on the low/zero-waste movement?

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A clear sign of social hierarchy is the domination of certain buildings over a settlement. When hierarchy emerged in Jericho, it was evidenced by a great central tower which other smaller buildings gathered around. Çatalhoyuk, a contrasting example of ancient anarcho-communism, was a civilization in the form of one giant building, in which everyone lived in similar sized rooms.

Go to almost any town in a hierarchical society and you will find one building that dominates the landscape, one that stands above the rest. Be it a castle, a skyscraper or even a church, the ones with power seek domination over every realm, including the visual and the physical.

Together we're capable of building extraordinary things for everyone, separated we build extraordinary things for the powerful few.

(I plan to write more on the emergence of hierarchy in ancient civilizations in the form of a blog post)

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My #kickstarter is only £170 from being able to publish on non-Amazon platforms! If you're able and would like to, I'd really appreciate it if you'd back it! Only have 10 days to make up the difference.

It's a librarians-and-necromancy fantasy novel with small town charm in a city of the dead.

Please do take a look! Support at any level is really helpful.

kickstarter.com/projects/38135

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The cottage was well kept and the garden surrounding it was immaculate.

Smoke bellowed steadily from the chimney. Where there was smoke there was fire. Warmth.

I hesitated since the structure was located in the middle of nowhere with no paths leading to or from it; I had only stumbled upon it after several hours of trying to find civilization again.

The wind howled, and I could feel the cold in my teeth.

It'd be worth the risk, honestly.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

Extinction Rebellion, hot take Show more

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Unlike many high-tech proposals like ‘smart’ food recycling apps, highly efficient logistics systems, and food packaging innovations, fermentation is both low-tech and democratic—anyone can do it. What’s more, it has low energy inputs, brings people together, is hygienic and healthy, and can reduce food waste.

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2017

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Also I found out that if I get an allotment, I can keep BEES on it, so long as I get permission.

BEES. YASSSSSSSS.

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It is a new week

Maybe you can make a safe space for someone!

(If you make a safe space for yourself that counts too!!)

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Begonias are forest floor plants and some are highly specialised for low light conditions. In the darkest places, they have metallic blue leaves.

The colour comes from iridoplasts – a special type of chloroplast for capturing as much light as possible. They work by having many tiny surfaces which absorb light. An accidental side effect is that any light that reflects back gives the leaves an iridescent blue sheen.

A similar reflection effect causes the blue colour in Morpho butterfly wings.

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Dactylorhiza fuchsii, the common spotted orchid. They grow wild in forests and marshlands across Northern Europe and Asia, all the way from the UK to Siberia. I found this one growing by a forest path while I was hiking last summer. Isn't it pretty?

Apparently these flowers are quite adaptable as long as the ground is damp. They can grow in wasteland too, which means that if you can get hold of some seeds and live in an appropriate place, it could be a good addition to your seed bombs.

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What sound does a German existentialist car make? Show more

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If you think you should be worried about the decline of insect populations but actually feel like it's a good thing because you don't like them: follow the money; pest exterminators and pesticide manufacturers have spent your whole life trying to make you hate them and kill them. #insectageddon

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The Girl Scouts of Western Washington were offered $100,000 on the condition that the donation "will not be used to support transgender girls".

They sent the money back, held a fundraising campaign, and raised $300,000. #ForEVERYGirl

latimes.com/nation/la-na-girl-

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