SolarPunk Future

We had a great time at Solarpunk Future 2024!!! Check out the photo gallery to see the fun we captured.

Jason Sauer and Most Wanted Fine Art will be part of Solarpunk Future 2024! Find Jason painting a bike that you can win! Everyone who preregisters for the even is automatically entered in the raffle to win the hand painted bike.

Details about the event:

SolarPunk Future: Imagining a cleaner, greener world. An event by Reimagine Jobs & GA/GI

ABOUT REIMAGINE JOBS: ReImagine Jobs is a cohort of environmental and community organizations that aims to build connections between workforce development programs and green employers to help develop the future of good paying jobs in the environmental and sustainability sectors. Our goal is to shift the narrative around sustainable jobs and the availability of those jobs.

ABOUT GA/GI: Geek Art/Green Innovators (GA/GI) was a groundbreaking, award-winning celebration of Art, Tech, & Sustainability in Pittsburgh, created by artist & Creative Strategist Christine Bethea. Held annually on Penn Ave for ten years, GA/GI showcased hundreds of artists, inventors, scientists, and numerous university eco & tech programs from the region & beyond. Now, Christine Bethea as GA/GI has joined ReImagine Jobs.

Organizing Partners include New Sun Rising, GA/GI, BOOM Concepts, The Climate Reality Project, The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Communitopia, involveMINT, and The Breathe Project.

The event is made possible by the generous support of sponsors, including Climate Reality, The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund, Velumn Fermentation, Duquesne Light, Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT), WESA, Pittsburgh Glass Center, PublicSource, Green Mountain Energy, Breathe Project, URA, FracTracker Alliance, ReImagine Appalachia, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, New Sun Rising, Center for Creative Reuse, Assemble, Sustainable Pittsburgh, involveMINT, and Communitopia, with foundation support provided by the Heinz Endowments.

Green Visioners Art show by BOOM Concepts
A creative hub advancing Black, brown, queer, & femme artists through exhibitions and events.


Maggie Negrete
An illustrator and educator focusing on zinemaking, lettering, and occult-inspired designs.

Sara Tang
A multidisciplinary artist exploring chronic illness, ecopsychology, and the sacred.

Ivory Eddins
A Pittsburgh artist and small business owner inspired by nature and spirituality.

Jules Mallis
An intermedia artist, DJ, and community leader creating enriching experiences through digital media and live performances.

SolarPunk Speaker’s Forum: Eco experts discussing sustainable practices & future innovations. 

Dan Little is the CEO of involveMINT, whose mission is to provide resources that contribute to environmental and social well-being. He  holds a BS CEE degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is well versed in nonprofit sector strategy and client relations through his work as an AmeriCorps NCCC and as a VISTA alum. At the start of his career, his pitch for involveMINT won the Google for Entrepreneurs Startup Weekend Competition. 

NaTisha Washington is an environmental advocate and community politician from Wilkinsburg, who uses education and community engagement to support policy change in her community through collective power. An avid gardener, NaTisha is also the owner of an environmental consulting business, the co-owner of a diversity, equity and inclusion consulting firm and a mentor for youth wanting to grow a greener economy.

Mathilda Turich is one of the organizers for Pittsburgh’s annual Youth Climate Action Summit, which was held in April at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The event  brought together nearly 75 students from across Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Cumberland, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland counties.  A senior at CAPA, Mathilda enjoys bringing different perspectives into the eco conversation.

Mike Gable is CEO of Construction Junction, a popular salvage warehouse in the East End. Mike has been at the forefront of sustainability in Pittsburgh since 1999. What started as a small operation under the 62nd street bridge has grown into the region’s largest retail store of construction and surplus, saving millions of tons of discarded items from landfills. In 2007, Mike created The Big Pour, a craft beer festival with thousands of fans throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Rho Bloom-Wang served as Allegheny County’s 2022-23 Youth Poet Laureate and is a 2024 National Youth Poet Laureate runner-up. Rho was Editor-In-Chief of Plaid Magazine and winner of the Oakland Sidewalk Poetry Contest, and has been nationally recognized by YoungArts, DePaul’s Blue Book, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. You can find their work in Polyphony Lit; Lumiere Review; the tide rises, the tide falls; and Eunoia Review.

Plus hands on activities, music/dance performances, resources, job opportunities, food, and more!