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SOLARPUNK 101

Solarpunk is a literary genre and art movement that envisions how the future might look if humanity succeeded in solving major contemporary challenges with an emphasis on sustainability, human impact on the environment, climate change, and pollution. It is a subgenre within science fiction, aligned with cyberpunk derivatives, and may borrow elements from utopian and fantasy genres.

- From Wikipedia's Solarpunk Article

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

- From missolivialouise on tumblr

Related items per Wikipedia: Bright green environmentalism, Climate fiction, Deep ecology, Ecocriticism, Ecofiction, Environmental art, Green anarchism, Social ecology, Technogaianism

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Labels: Central American diaspora, South Vietnamese diaspora; Middle Aged, Neuroatypical (possible autism, working on anxiety), Genderqueer, Aro/Ace Spectrum (probably gray for both), Fat

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