Solarpunk Project Ideas

A list of example projects we'd like to have on Solarpunk City.

The following is a list of solarpunk inspired projects that we'd like to have documented on Solarpunk City. Documenting the process or design will help others replicate it more easily.

  • Hydroponics: Design methods of growing food hydroponically.

  • Vertical gardens and green roofs: Create a network of vertical gardens and green roofs to increase urban greenery, reduce the urban heat island effect, and provide food and habitat for local wildlife.

  • Community composting: Establish a community composting program to reduce waste and create nutrient-rich soil for gardens and urban farms.

  • Water harvesting and filtration systems: Install rainwater harvesting systems and water filtration systems to provide clean water for drinking, irrigation, and other uses.

  • Pedestrian and bike-friendly infrastructure: Petition the city to create pedestrian and bike-friendly infrastructure, such as bike lanes, pedestrian bridges, and walkways, to encourage sustainable transportation and reduce reliance on cars.

  • Community art projects: Collaborate with local artists to create murals, sculptures, and other art installations that promote sustainability and inspire community engagement.

  • Urban beekeeping: Establish urban beekeeping programs to support local pollinators and increase urban biodiversity.

  • Green energy cooperatives: Create green energy cooperatives to provide affordable and renewable energy to local communities.

  • Sustainable fashion and textiles: Promote sustainable fashion and textiles by supporting local designers and artisans who use eco-friendly materials and production methods.

  • Community tool libraries: Establish community tool libraries where residents can borrow tools and equipment for DIY projects, reducing the need for individuals to purchase and store their own tools.

  • Permaculture design: Implement permaculture design principles to create sustainable and self-sufficient food systems in urban and rural areas.

  • Community-owned land trusts: Establish community-owned land trusts to protect and preserve local green spaces and natural habitats.

  • Renewable energy microgrids: Develop renewable energy microgrids that provide reliable and affordable electricity to local communities, especially in areas with unreliable or no access to the grid.

  • Sustainable waste management: Implement sustainable waste management practices, such as zero waste initiatives, recycling programs, and composting, to reduce waste and promote a circular economy.

  • Sustainable transportation hubs: Develop sustainable transportation hubs, such as bike-sharing programs, electric vehicle charging stations, and public transportation systems powered by renewable energy.

  • Community-led renewable energy projects: Empower local communities to lead their own renewable energy projects, such as wind turbines or small-scale hydroelectric projects, to increase energy independence and promote community ownership.

  • Sustainable building materials: Research the use of sustainable building materials, such as bamboo, hempcrete, and recycled materials, in construction projects to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment.

  • Community-led conservation efforts: Encourage community-led conservation efforts, such as reforestation projects and beach cleanups, to promote environmental stewardship and protect local ecosystems.