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
It makes me uncomfortable how people have adopted corporate language when talking about themselves on the internet. You are not a corporation or a persona. You are a whole person.
You don't have a "brand" – you have passions and interests. You don't "create content" – you share thoughts, words, ideas, knowledge, and a whole galaxy of other things.
There are plenty of people out there who want to categorise you and put you in a box. Don't help them to do this.
You're so much more than that. 💚
Does Mastodon Spark Joy? No. — Meet Florence
Omg take this and mainline it into my veins https://theoutline.com/post/7083/the-magical-thinking-of-guys-who-love-logic
Before the rise of industry, it was normal for people to sleep in two phases each night.
People had no set bedtimes. Sleeping was determined by whether or not there were things to do. Most people would have a first and second sleep, with a couple of hours awake inbetween. This is probably the way humans are supposed to sleep.
Modern schedules don't really let us do that. Perhaps we should think about changing that.
#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 🐝
Would it be presumptuous or self-aggrandizing of me to replace the first image on this page with ? I mean, my symbol is being used by lots of people, people are making patches, getting variations made, printing stickers, using it in their avatars, putting it in messaging...
I've never seen anyone talk about "Green Sunshine," and when I see it I'm like "oh that's solarpunkcast's icon" and then sometimes I go "wait isn't it the symbol for the subreddit too?" but I never think "this hue-shifted stock sun symbol represents solarpunk to me." It's not unique or eye-catching enough to represent a movement or a genre tbh
And I don't want to make myself seem super important or anything, I just really like that I'm contributing to giving solarpunk a bit of a stronger identity I guess? I'm proud of that! And I think getting this symbol spread more can help solarpunk become more recognizable
What does everyone think?
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I value perseverance. Not in a way that I judge others based on their ability to persevere, but in the sense that my own ability to live through and overcome difficulties is very important to me. Perseverance is one of those concepts that's been unjustly tied to toxic macho bullshit. It's been misrepresented as being unaffected by pain. But what I've found in living through difficult times in my life is that that's simply untrue. Because that's not how you persevere. You don't get through winter by ignoring the cold, you get through it by wearing layers and drinking hot cocoa. The way to persevere is to practice self care. When times are difficult, do things that are nice for yourself. Use every moment you're not fighting to nourish yourself, physically, psychologically and socially. It will make the next fight much more manageable.
Queer Londoner, pagan, solarpunk. Author of solarpunkdruid.com
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.