The high price tag of going green—not to mention the unrealistic expectations that we can all live up to the purity tests involved in focusing on individual solutions—is one reason why the spotlight solarpunk places on community values and collective solutions is so valuable.
Given the moment that solarpunk is currently enjoying here in the present, it seems like an good opportunity to examine nine reasons why we believe solarpunk is, in fact, the future we are both waiting for and creating together.
It is not too late to ensure a future for many generations to come. We must take responsibility for the environmental choices we make and the destructive systems we create, and understand that it is action on our part that will lead to positive, sustainable change.
community and individuality aren’t opposites. They don’t need to be in competition. They don’t have to be, and we can’t allow them to be at odds with each other. We can create healthy local communities rooted in democracy and diversity, composed of individuals whose self-reliance and DIY spirit contribute to and make the community stronger, communities that are spaces where those who might need more reliance on others, for any number of reasons, can also contribute and thrive.
Lunarpunk is a relatively new and still underdeveloped subgenre born, or rather in the process of being born, out of solarpunk as well as science fiction and fantasy more broadly.
Solarpunk is an excellent example of a space where speculative literature and art come together with present day, real-world activism in a shared purpose to build, create, and be disruptive.
We just posted the third episode of our Solarpunk Futures podcast. The podcast is hosted by our editors-in-chief Brianna Castagnozzi and Justine Norton-Kertson. On episode 3, they interview and have a fun chat with Sarena Ulibarri, head of World Weaver Press and editor of three solarpunk anthologies including Glass & Gardens: Solarpunk Summers, Glass & Gardens: Solarpunk Winters, and MultispeciesContinue reading “Solarpunk Magazine Launch Update #9”
We’ve just added a new perk to our Kickstarter campaign and we think you’re going to be as excited about it as we are. Author, musician, podcaster, and creator Margaret Killjoy has a new novel coming out on November 1st. Published by AK Press, A Country of Ghosts is a story about an anarchist utopiaContinue reading “Anarchist Utopian Fiction? Yes Please!”
Wow, wow, wow. The last two days have knocked us off our feet. In just over 48 hours our Kickstarter campaign has been backed by over 200 people who have contributed over $13,000 to help launch Solarpunk Magazine. In only two days we are already more than half way to having all six issues inContinue reading “Solarpunk Magazine Launch Update #7”
Here. We. Go. Our Kickstarter has launched! Check it out. Join us and become a backer as we blast off into our first year. Let’s build a solarpunk future together!