The Sunbeam City is an online cooperative that runs a Mastodon instance and a wiki. To make the governing of the Sunbeam City Cooperative transparent, the coop uses several other services: Open Collective, Loomio, and a Matrix chat.
The purpose of the Sunbeam City Cooperative is to promote the values of the solarpunk movement (as defined in our Values and Mission Statement) by investing in and running technologies that empower users, educating and spreading awareness of the solarpunk movement, providing mutual aid for its members, and providing support for other groups who share our values.
We believe in values of the solarpunk movement, which we believe to include:
The entirety of our Values and Mission Statement is available here.
The coop membership consists of paying and / or labour-contributing members. See how to become a coop member below.
Members can create a proposal for the general membership to approve or refuse on our Loomio, but most of the discussion prior to the proposal is carried out in our Matrix chat. The proposals stay open for 7 days so that everyone has a chance to vote.
Day-to-day tasks are carried out by action squads. There are currently three: Admin, Tech, and Comms.
For more details, read our Governance Policy.
Our code of conduct is available here and applies to all members regardless of their role.
Each of our services serves a different purpose.
Don't forget to join the #sunbeam-city Matrix room to keep an eye on new developments.
If you'd rather not use your real name, you don't have to.
Option A: Apply for a position to the current members of the action squad you're interested in. If all of them agree, congratulations - you're a member!
Option B: Start a proposal on Loomio (or have another member start it for you) to become a AS member. If the proposal gets twice as many Agrees to Disagrees from the general membership, you become a member of the action squad.
If you do not yet have an account but would like to contribute, please contact a member of the administration community who will be able to create an account for you.