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Solarpunk

Solarpunk and Adjacent Topics

Solarpunk is... well it's a bit like all the other -punks, steampunk, cyberpunk, etc, where it's an aesthetic, it's a fashion option, it's a worldbuilding description, but it's also a loose collection of ideals and goals that can be used or aspired to in everyday life here. It has degrowth and gardening and permaculture, it has all the tech of cyberpunk but has an optimism that most of the punks don't have, an aggressive optimism but optimism none the less, a persistent hopepunk that makes me feel better for having spent time with it.

What I love about Solarpunk is that it sits at the intersection of a lot of my interests, and thus I have so many links I consider solarpunk or solarpunk adjacent that they basically need their own page.

I intend to do more with this in the future, but for now, have a lot of links!


Deepening Resilience: Earth-based Responses to Climate Change LOW←TECH MAGAZINE Intentional Communities Extinction Rebellion GODS & RADICALS PRESS Lost Valley Education Center Resilience Local Resilience Project SOLARPUNKS Ashes Ashes SPROUT DISTRO - Anarchist Zines & Pamphlets How to Build a Solar Powered Website Solar Protocol Branch

"is an online magazine written by and for people who dream of a sustainable and just internet for all. We believe that the internet must serve our collective liberation and ecological sustainability. We want the internet to dismantle the power structures that delay climate action and for the internet itself to become a sustainable and positive force for climate justice."

Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures

"is an arts/research collective that uses this website as a workspace for collaborations around different kinds of artistic, pedagogical, cartographic, and relational experiments that aim to identify and de-activate colonial habits of being, and to gesture towards the possibility of decolonial futures."

Living Resilience

"Our mission here at Living Resilience is to offer optimal support and resources to people who are brave enough to see the human-caused collapse of Earth and Human systems we are currently in, and the even larger collapse events to come."

Pirate Care

a transnational research project and a network of activists, scholars and practitioners who stand against the criminalization of solidarity & for a common care infrastructure.

Four Thieves Vinegar

the inventors of the epi-pencil (an inexpensive, DIY epi-pen alternative)

Occupy Medical

"...believes that everyone, regardless of income or status, should have access to medical care without the fear of financial burden or being considered unimportant by their caregivers. We strive to listen to everyone who comes to our clinic, to build a positive culture in the community, and to give the best care possible at no cost to the city and the people."

For the Indigenous Haida community, ecoanxiety is nothing new

"It is taken for granted by Governor Brown, by the climate scientists studied by Robbins and Moore, and the many people now reporting symptoms of ecoanxiety, that this new abnormal we call the Anthropocene is a new problem. But, guided by the insights of Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, let’s jump back in time for a moment. In the second half of the 19th century an apocalypse happened on a series of islands just off the west coast of what we now call Canada."

How Indigenous Peoples Are Fighting the Apocalypse

"I’m thinking through the convergence of these apocalypses: the genocide of colonization and the ecocide of climate change. I’m trying to understand how Indigenous Peoples have persisted in the face of existential threats, because I believe that our survival ought to matter to more people than just ourselves. That it ought to matter to you."

Reasonable Prepping

The Prepared

Common sense emergency preparedness

The Survival Mom

Written with 100% more parenting-related focus and 100% less doom than the average prepper website

Food Storage For People Who Don't Hate Food

Anarchism & Socialism

It's Going Down - Anarchist News and Analysis Libcom News symbiosis Black Rose Anarchist Federation BSA - Resource Guide The Handbook of Handbooks for Decentralised Organising Anarchist Library Regeneration Magazine CrimethInc. ex-Workers' Collective: Your ticket to a world free of charge Cosmonaut Open Collective helps groups manage finances openly and collectively An Ex-cop's Guide to Not Getting Arrested

Permaculture & Gardening

TC Permaculture Permaculture Rising - Oregon, North America How to Start a Garden - 10 Steps to Gardening for Beginners Self Watering Planters - DIY Demo, How They Work, Tips for Use What is permaculture? - notes from the Permaculture Living course How to Start a Small Garden in Your Apartment Fresh Food Fast: How to grow veggies you can eat within 8 weeks! Growing With Nature Shared Resource Library resources for organizers Master List of Zero Waste options

Collapsepunk and dystopia

Let's Talk Collapse

"Collapse is a complex and controversial subject. I found a lack of organized guides for newcomers to the topic and have set out to build my own by cataloging the most relevant individuals, concepts, and resources on the subject into the most effective overview possible."

I Lived Through Collapse. America is Already There.

"This is how it happens. Precisely what you’re feeling now. The numbing litany of bad news. The ever rising outrages. People suffering, dying, and protesting all around you, while you think about dinner. If you’re trying to carry on while people around you die, your society is not collapsing. It’s already fallen down."

What to Expect as America Collapses

"I recently spent a couple of years working in a country with a lower standard of development than the United States. As I’m trying to anticipate how America’s decline will unravel, I’ve been reflecting on my time abroad and how those experiences contrast sharply with how “preppers” envision collapse."

Facing the Climate Emergency: Grieving The Future You Thought You Had

"After you acknowledge the apocalyptic scale and speed of the climate emergency, you must allow yourself time to grieve. There are so many losses: the people and species already lost, your sense of safety and normalcy... Above all, in order to live in truth, we have to grieve for our own futures—the futures we had planned, hoped for, and thought we were building. Grief is appropriate—while, on one hand, this is the loss of an abstraction, not a living creature. On the other, it’s a huge loss—the loss of our most cherished plans, goals, and fantasies."

How To Go To Work When Collapse is Near

"I replied saying 'Well, then, welcome to the doomosphere. I have some books and authors to help you research, if serious.' Interestingly enough, he took me up on it. My first thought was to do it as a "tweet-storm," but then I realized that it was going to go a bit long for that. Collapse has been my main intellectual interest for over a year now. I want to do justice to those who write about it."

Collapse Reddits

Downshifting

Dropping Out: Why and How?

"In short then ‘Dropping Out’ is simply the – critical – process of ‘leaving’ the normalcy imposed upon you by society. It is to say ‘I would rather not.’, ‘I do not do that.’ or ‘No.’ in the face of assumed choices. It is the beginning of freedom."

In Taos, a community of ‘voluntary anarchists’ is taking off-the-grid living to the next level

"While the houses, with their rounded corners and colorful walls made of cans and bottles, may look more like spaceships than human dwellings, the opposite is true: The buildings are even called “earthships.” Located just outside of Taos, this community—known as the Greater World Earthship Community—provides full-time housing to at least 130 people."

5 Steps to Embrace Lifestyle Deflation Without Deprivation
  1. Figure out what enough really means to you
  2. Work slowly toward minimalism
  3. Big impacts come from the big three expenses: housing, transport, food
  4. Focus on what you can do, not what you can't
  5. Make sure you have goals to define what you really want
Low-Carbon Life

"It's re-imagining our lives to be more resilient, more abundant and more luxurious, while also being gentler on the Earth. Sound impossible? It's not! My little family of four utilizes appropriate technology to lower our homestead's carbon footprint, and it makes us happier, healthier and better connected to our community. Check out what we're doing to learn how."

Sloww

This site has a lot of links and articles about slow living, but the really aggressive nags for their mailing list make it unpleasant to read.

What Is the Slow Movement?

"The Slow Movement advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life’s pace. A cultural movement in favor of slowing down in a world obsessed with speed is a useful prequel to any debate about prosperity and macroeconomic policy. By considering the Slow Movement, we can contemplate one of the fundamental societal values that inform our current economic policy: how is time best used or spent."

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