i was diagnosed with depression when i was 16 and obvi, it's affected my whole life. i'm here primarily for the solarpunks! i find the movement fascinating, because it's so hopeful and has such a strong vision of what our society can be. i really love it and want to learn more about it. anyways, thanks for having me ✌️
Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software: Get off fb, goog, amazon, apple and msw!
I don't normally beg for boosts, but this is worth sharing with your IRL friends via email and w/e else. Older Mastodonians pretty much know most of these. I hope?
How to build #CommunityWealth ?
✅ Do not abide by patriarchy.
✅ Find and network with people who care.
✅ Acknowledge stolen lands and #MMIW. 
✅ Listen to and include marginalized voices when deciding build or demolish plans.
✅ Involve locally-indigenous people in ongoing ecological assessments, and be willing to pay them with whatever currency they request.
✅ Source and hire locally.
✅ Share good ideas globally.
✅ Expect nothing.
A corporation is a legal device to protect humans from the danger of carrying out their instructions.
Thus a corporation is a virtual robot.
So we're actually living in one of those dystopian stories where the world is run by giant robots.
Matt Siegel pointed this out the other day, and it's been going round my head ever since.
"This rethinking of disposability has an anti-capitalist appeal, as does thinking of oneself as someone who is not only, always, a consumer in search of the next purchase. But in the same way that making sustainable clothing purchases is a privilege many cannot afford, it is a privilege to have the resources needed not only to mend something but also to take the time to make it beautiful. It is also a privilege to feel comfortable wearing clothes that are visibly worn, however beautiful the repair. We need to be careful not to romanticize the history of mending, a craft that has grown out of necessity. "
With Solarpunk action week 2020 almost here I thought it would be a good time to give a primer on how to make seedbombs.
A Firefox and chrome extension that notifies you if a book you're looking at on amazon, goodreads, audible, etc. is available at a nearby public library, and gives you a link to reserve it
I dunno who needs to hear it today besides me, but recovery doesn't mean returning to your old self. There might be elements of it present but you're a new person now. If you need to mourn or grieve or be angry, you should allow yourself time to do that.
Honor your past but don't hold onto it too tightly. They did their job, now it's time to do ours and heal.
Hello everyone! I’ve been thinking of ways to contribute to the #solarpunk community and I came up with a Solarpunk Idea Generator, it generates solarpunk things you can do. I only have a couple suggestions so far, but I’d love it if people sent me their suggestions! I’d also like to add links to resources in the suggestion. Check it out and let me know what you think: https://alternativestrategies.github.io/solarpunk-idea-generator/
You live in a small cozy apartment. Your neighbor to the left is a brain surgeon, the neighbor to your right is a fry cook.
Across the hall, the daycare center looks after the kids, it’s usually full of retirees, they get a lot of joy from the children.
You go to work. Your boss, yourself, and the janitor all make the same pay. You work to do a good job. This seems sensible.
After work, you take the train out of town, there are collectives there with fresh veggies and milk. You bring them some canning supplies, and hang out for a bit. You admire their agrarian lifestyle, but you love the city. You leave with a big bag of apples, you try to pay, but they won’t let you, money seems cheap. Next time you’ll bring your fiddle, you promise.
You miss the train, but there are plenty of busses. You get on one and find a seat. The person to your left is a plumber, the person to your right designs satellites, a singer stands, and begins to sing.
That seems right
#Glimpse ( #GIMP's fork) is I think a step in the right direction and a cool project.
This new name isn't yet carved in stone (until GIMP 3.0) so I recommend you all to vote on this public shared document, even if in favor of Glimpse (but please at least give it some thought and look at the other ideas too):
Feel free to ask me about the spreadsheet (I made it)
Is it a great idea to strengthen communities and learn permaculture and healing plants and generating your own green energy and DIY internet? YES. These are all useful to prepare for the future.
But we should probably also learn how to do all these things in secret in the context of totalitarianism to feed and heal an underground resistance. If fascism wins or maintains a foothold anywhere - as it seems to be on track to achieve -, anything we can’t hide or defend will not be ours for long.
on tactics, messaging, radicalism, gen Z
We should start making a concerted effort to expose gen Z to real radical ideas. Not just the vague and semi-ironic "eat the rich" memes, not just the aesthetics that the punk movement showed are far too easily recuperated and commodified - real radical thought, the kind that permanently alters how you see the institutions in our society. And real tactics, too
The younger generation is more than ready to soak up these ideas, and as a movement we need to take advantage of that before their spirits get crushed in the mundanity of work and their aspirations get redirected into less threatening liberal ideas. We should be tabling at events like the climate strikes, offering free tutoring and studying resources at anarchist spaces, flyering around universities, making memes that appeal to gen Z while subtly exposing them to the thought processes and tactics of resistance. Let's not let this opportunity slip away
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.