Inspiration

Solarpunk Resources & Quotes to inspire

 

“what does a sustainable civilization look like, and how can we get there?”

from How to be an optimistic radical

 

“Do what needs to be done now and check after you are finished if it was impossible.” Paul Hawken

 

“Right now, it’s the most exciting time to be alive so whatever you do, don’t be bored.” From Waking Life Movie

 

“There’s no single right way to do solarpunk. Instead, diverse communities from around the world adopt the name, ideas, or both, and build little nests of self-sustaining revolution.” TX Watson

 

Solarpunk Reference Guide

“We can be part of it right now: But we have SO much work to do” Matt Cloyd

https://medium.com/solarpunks/solarpunk-a-reference-guide-8bcf18871965

 

On starving innovation: Neil Stephenson, founder of the hieroglyph project (http://hieroglyph.asu.edu/ “stories for a better future”) at ASU

http://www.worldpolicy.org/journal/fall2011/innovation-starvation

 

Dear Science Fiction Writers: Stop Being So Pessimistic!

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dear-science-fiction-writers-stop-being-so-pessimistic-127226686/

 

Notes towards a manifesto – by Adam Flynn from ASU, another one of the good people who coined the genre.

“we are solarpunks because the only other options are denial or despair.”

http://hieroglyph.asu.edu/2014/09/solarpunk-notes-toward-a-manifesto/

 

“While cyberpunk took off with authors such as William Gibson, Neal Stephenson and Bruce Sterling, Wolfe says solarpunk is unusual in that the label has come before the movement, emerging as a hashtag on Tumblr, Twitter and Reddit.”

 

Solarpunk on Tumblr

This post from 2014 has influenced a lot of Solarpunks

http://missolivialouise.tumblr.com/post/94374063675/heres-a-thing-ive-had-around-in-my-head-for-a

http://solarpunks.tumblr.com/

 

Solarpunk on Pinterest

https://au.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=solarpunk%20society&rs=typed&term_meta%5B%5D=society%7Ctyped

 

Solarpunk Facebook forums

https://www.facebook.com/groups/solarpunkcollective/

https://www.facebook.com/SolarpunkAnarchists/ & the website https://solarpunkanarchists.com/

 

This guy has been writing positive scifi for ten years or more:

http://strangeandhappy.com/2008/09/27/stranger-and-happier-a-positive-science-fiction-manifesto/

 

Giving a voice to writers and artists who will make the world a better place:

http://greenwriterspress.com/

 

#solarpunkart from Australia:

https://likhain.net/

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