Items tagged with: solarpunk
Thing is, I'm multiply-disabled and poor, I'm only even here because my stepdad has a low-income unit here, and most of the other folks here are firmly middle-class capital-D Democrats.
Any suggestions on where to start?
"I want to raise the funds to start an official organization. We will be working to setup public events that will eventually host the ' #Solarpunk Caravan ' a mobile makerspace/learning center for educating the public on sustainable living while having fun games/events that further educate.
"While we don’t hope to get enough to make the bus, we do hope to get enough to keep a roof over our heads, file for the appropriate permits/licences, and begin organizing for small booths at other events when possible."
They got this big project to reinvent the post office to provide fair financial services and internet access. To connect remote communities. To check in on disabled and elderly folks. To work on food delivery. To move to electric vehicles. To work with indigenous communities to acknowledge the colonial past and present of the postal service and reinvent themselves to provide the services and support those communities want.
Essentially, the postal workers union wants to build the #solarpunk future.
It a seawater-powered #solar #greenhouse and it's engineered to work with the variety of climatological region that has easy access to salt water, but maybe not fresh water... yet still do water-intensive agriculture.
"A #seawater greenhouse produces crops year-round in hot dry areas using only seawater and sunlight. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, strawberries, herbs—anything that can be grown in traditional greenhouses—can be grown in seawater greenhouses. The award-winning technology, invented by Seawater Greenhouse Ltd. founder Charlie Paton, was inspired by the natural water cycle where seawater heated by the sun evaporates, cools to form clouds, and returns to earth as precipitation."
"The idea behind the process is simple. It combines two unlimited resources - sunlight and seawater - to provide ideal growing conditions for crops in hot, arid environments.
The innovation [uses]the cooling and humidifying power of water vapor produced from evaporating salt water. Using modeling and simulation techniques developed in collaboration with our partners at Aston University, we are able to process local climate data to predict greenhouse performance and inform the design. The combined effect of reducing temperature and increasing humidity, together with providing a protected environment for crops, results in up to 90% reduction in Evapotranspiration. This to greatly reduced irrigation requirements, which can be provided by desalination, and improved growing conditions."
#SolarPunk #Agriculture #EcologicalDemocracy
A lot of these plants can be planted over the winter in plots where you don't have anything growing, and I imagine this would work well with other #permaculture techniques like Ruth Stout, lasagna gardening, hugelkultur, or maybe even straw bale gardening if it's gathered and bound together
#SolarpunkResource #solarpunk #gardening #plants
Content warning: An exciting announcement, solarpunk
My friend and I are officially contracted for a book from the West Virginia University Press's series Salvaging the Anthropocene. Our book, Almanac for the Anthropocene: A Compendium of Solarpunk Futures, will focus primarily on collecting practical, substantive applications of #solarpunk thought. And we are currently accepting submissions/pitches!
Content warning: Hey #SolarPunk friends, I need some advice!
I've been thinking about ways to make the front rooms more bearable in summer (without resorting to AC) by applying one or more of these (next toot) to one or both window in each room (as applicable)
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"Sheep get to work maintaining Newfield solar array" #solarPower
"...it's cheaper for the company to use sheep for maintenance instead of paying for people to mow and maintain 30 acres during the warmer months.... Unlike goats who will munch on almost anything, sheep stick to grazing on the greenery and not harm any wires or solar equipment."
@Kitts i think this is near you!
(Is this #solarpunk ?)
Content warning: earthships and my qualms with them
When I first found out about Earthships (that piece of architecture patented by an old white guy named Michael Reynolds: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthship) I was completely enamored with the concept. Natural and recycled materials! Plant growing capacity! Passive temperature control! Being 100% #offgrid capable! It sounded so perfect from what I had found, but I later realized that there are several problematic elements that would need to be examined before deciding to jump on board. There are already a number of places detailing the problems with #Earthship design; that's not my purpose in this. My issue is that for something that is supposed to revolutionize the world, it should be accessible and open source in order to look at the construction and build up solutions for the ongoing tracklist of fixable problems.
going from left to right and south to the north side:
- Sunflowers (that will be thinned),
- winged beans and a mix of like greenbeans
- pepita pumpkins and rouge vit d'etapes pumpkins
- potentially, leeks to fill up any space that may be left
- banana peppers and cabbages
- radishes and onions
#growingfood #gardening #solarpunk #backyardfarming
Content warning: Solarpunk zine call for submissions
Optopia - A Solarpunk Zine — Contribute to Optopia - an upcoming Solarpunk...
#gardening #growingfood #solarpunk #sunDIY
(p.s. Glasshouses are excellent, like permanent #solarpunk installations. I. Love. Them.)
If you fill out a short page to enter, you'll be put on a waiting list for next year.
#Bees #solarpunk #Gardening
#making #openstructures #diy #hobbyist #open #hacking #solarpunk #maker
Don't hook up a pump and a nutrient flow to something that doesn't need it
Specifically looking for people interested in:
#laboratory / #laboratory_science
And like pretty much anything else similar to the above. So if you toot a lot of things related to the above I would greatly appreciate if you retoot, favourite or reply to this.
Content warning: Check out these patches, y'all
I am still taking custom orders, everything is priced on a sliding scale and I'm willing to ship at-cost, and I even have a wishlist available if you'd prefer!
#MastoArt #CreativeToot #OpenCommissions #Anarchy #Queer #Pride #Solarpunk #Lunarpunk