Solarpunk Presents

Solarpunk Presents explores the people and projects working on bringing us a better world today.

As a genre of science/speculative fiction, solarpunk sets stories in a future we'd actually like to live in, a future where we have engaged with the problems we're facing today and made meaningful progress toward solving them. For how can we get to a better future if we haven't imagined that it's a possibility? This is ultimately a project of imaginative expansion to inspire listeners to incorporate solarpunk into their particular presents.

With that in mind, Ariel and Christina are bringing you stories of our solarpunk future in the now, by having discussions with people working to make the world a better place. So far, we have interviewed people working on building climate resilience in communities, strengthening democracy by participating in urban planning, soothing people's climate grief, helping to decolonize wealth, and publishing solarpunk fiction.

The best way to reach us is to email us at solarpunkpresents at gmail dot com, drop a comment on our blog at or message us on Mastodon You can also find us on Twitter or Tumblr!

Ariel Kroon

Ariel Kroon (she/her), is an independent scholar and editor, a recent PhD graduate whose research focused on crisis narratives in Canadian post-apocalyptic science fiction 1948-1989, and how we can interpret (and hopefully learn from) these narratives in an age of climate catastrophe. You can get in touch with Ariel at her blog (, where she offers academic editing & copywriting services as well as solarpunk writing and speaking, or connect with her on Mastodon

Christina De La Rocha

Christina De La Rocha (no preference), formerly a professor of biogeochemistry and marine sciences, is now trying out writing, podcasting, gardening, having a dog instead of cats, and helping out elderly relatives while also learning the ropes at a small solar panel and heat pump installation business. Christina's non-academic nonfiction has appeared in Analog, Toasted Cheese, and Unsustainable Magazine and includes the book Silica Stories. You can find Christina on Mastodon, or at her blog, The Germanium Geranium.