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  1. Jul 2019
    1. “The materialistic consciousness of our culture … is the root cause of the global crisis; it is not our business ethics, our politics or even our personal lifestyles. These are symptoms of a deeper underlying problem. Our whole civilization is unsustainable. And the reason that it is unsustainable is that our value system, the consciousness with which we approach the world, is an unsustainable mode of consciousness.”— Peter Russell (Lazlo, Grof, & Russell, 1999, p.5)

      Strongly relates to my thinking re: solarpunk and "the age of water":


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  6. Aug 2016
    1. CPC is currently developing our first research project, on how to make a rapid transition to a post-carbon civilization

      Something to consider publishing to?

    1. Perhaps they need not even be infrastructure in the traditional, utilitarian sense, but efforts to create lasting human works that can provide keystones of cultural continuity for centuries to come — works I believe capitalism has proven nearly incapable of building, or in some cases even maintaining.

      This is the tie-in with Transition design!

    2. These projects could themselves be the organizing principle around which unique solarpunk communities are organized.

      Interesting. Could this include/be exemplified by "city labs" such as the Venus Project, Arcosanti, Earth Center, etc...?

    1. The false separation between nature and culture is the root cause of many of the converging crises we are facing
    2. We are also beginning to apply our understanding of nutrient, energy and material cycles in mature ecosystems to the redesign of cities

      Solarpunk needs to adopt/steal this insight!

    1. I see the task of contemporary Commons development as the cultivation and engineering of an alternative, parallel, infrastructure building on these overlooked resources
    2. I’ve come to regard the emergent Post-Industrial culture as a kind of insurgent civilization emerging amidst the declining Industrial Age, filling the gaps in its progressively crumbling edifice with new systems and structures of its own, recycling and repurposing its detritus.
    1. Greathouse reckons Solarpunk could one day leap from the confines of Tumblr blogs and Google brainstorms to become a rebel yell to action
    2. Each little step, he says, represents a Solarpunk signpost for a brighter tomorrow. “It gives context to shutting off your lights or conserving water instead of it just being a nebulous good thing to do.”

      This is a uniquely "Solarpunk" way of thinking, with direct parallels to Transition design.

    3. Solarpunk sailboat

      This is so freakin' cool.

    4. guerrilla tech is a solarpunk staple

      Good line.

    5. Quite 'journalistic' and clickbaity, but decent introduction to the topic of solarpunk.

    1. One way to do that––to make risk more approachable––is to run small tests. To build something that isn’t necessarily grand, but rather light, lean, and quick—experiments that we can send off nimbly through the gates and learn from, regardless of what returns. A Trojan Mouse instead of a Trojan Horse.
    2. Unless we’re willing to experiment, we can’t expect big breakthroughs. 
  7. Jul 2016
    1. Stories of little creatures that had created secret, hidden, civilizations within the overlooked and forgotten interstitial spaces of our built habitat, repurposing the detritus of our own civilization.

      This is so perfectly solarpunk!

  8. sunvaultantho.wordpress.com sunvaultantho.wordpress.com
    1. I am adamant that the solarpunk movement should NOT be separate from the genre. Literature is so important to activism, so having the genre reflect the movement, and the movement reflect the genre, are going to strengthen both.