#Introductions Hi! Gonna introduce myself real quick. I'm a college student currently majoring in environmental science. I'm really interested in how to make cities better for both people and the environment, but who knows what I'll be doing when I graduate. For now though, I'm looking forward to seeing some cool solarpunk stuff.
Fuck Yeah: Amazon Warehouse Workers in Staten Island Go Public With Unionizing Push -
"We have the window of 12 years to make change... so, what are we going to lose? Our life. The extinction of our culture. Our identity"
Short video (1.24) on birdsite https://twitter.com/ExtinctionR/status/1073140700663947264?s=19
Made a post on tumblr talking about #Plume. Smash that reblog if you hate corporate social media but understand that some people are very used to the tumblr format and not good at adapting to Mastodon
Did anyone read yesterday's article on low tech magazine?
I feel like it highlights very well the change of perspective needed to run an energy grid on renewables.
Super easy #permaculture techniques!
https://richsoil.com/hugelkultur/ Hugulkultur - no dig, no till, no watering, no fertilizing, needs nothing but wood and dirt
https://www.gardeningchannel.com/how-to-make-a-keyhole-garden/ Keyhole garden - includes a compost bin, works even in harsh climates
http://www.goveganic.net/article182.html Ruth Stout method - no dig, no till, no watering, no fertilizing, little weeding, needs nothing but hay/other mulch
https://themicrogardener.com/15-benefits-of-a-herb-spiral-in-your-garden/ Herb spiral - very productive and time/space-efficient!
Okay #blogging fedipeeps, if you write #solarpunk (or similar) #posts then you might want to add yourself / get me to add you to the list on the Sunbeam City Wiki I've just made. It's an effort to collect all the solarpunk #resources out there into one place for easier reference.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Solar-Power/ - #upcycle salvaged smaller panels (e.g. lawn lights)
https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-high-powered-solar-panel-from-broken-solar-/ - #recycle broken panels/factory rejects
https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2016/05/how-to-go-off-grid-in-your-apartment.html - make your solar work harder with a DC power system and other tips
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2016/05/how-to-go-off-grid-in-your-apartment.html - backup for the above if it's cloudy in Barcelona
http://libre.solar/ - #OSHW components for solar power
https://buildyourowninter.net/ - simple, general instructions and a list of active networks
https://communitytechnology.github.io/ - more in-depth info
http://darknetmap.zone42.ca/ - place a pin to get in contact with other interested parties in your area!
https://roelof.info/projects/(2014)Pretty_Fly_For_A_Wifi/Pretty_Fly_For_A_Wi-Fi_booklet.pdf - #DIY upcycled antennae
https://solarflower.blogspot.com/2011/07/chicken-mesh-and-plywood-radiowifi.html - cheap, high-quality dish
Good news, climate change. Show more
The Welsh Government has committed to avoid the continued extraction and use of fossil fuels, and decarbonise Wales’ energy system in the revamped Planning Policy Wales2 (PPW), published 5dec.
Here is opensource science stuff specifically geared toward soil testing Show more
fuck the US government but here
for safety it seems like it's currently best to get results verified by a university lab if funds allow (no idea how expensive, some local govs also do these tests)
air quality monitor
It’s World Soil Day, so have an article about a project revitalising the soil in polluted brownfield sites in Chicago https://www.creativecarbonscotland.com/library/slow-clean-up-civic-experiments/
Feminisms in Motion - Review:
What it is: https://www.akpress.org/feminisms-in-motion.html
These are essays about all the other feminisms. FIM is NOT Bourgeois/White. It's the Intersection of Feminism with issues of poor, LGBTQ, Black, Latin@ and Immigrant populations. Inherently anti-authoritarian, FIM tells stories of - and offers solutions of Feminists dealing with patriarchy and misogyny concurrently with issues of race, gender, nationality, and disability. Offering solutions as well as critiques.
Now seems like a good time to do this, sooo...
Sunbeam City is ran as a cooperative between like-minded Libertarian Socialists who value economic and ecological justice.
You can take part in our decision-making and help SBC going by becoming a member.
Check out the FAQ on our wiki or hit me up for more details.
Resident of Cornhell. Currently majoring in Environmental Science. Some kinda Leftist. DM me if you want to play Go. Or want to know what that is.
Sunbeam City is a solarpunk instance.