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Ma’ikwe Ludwig

Ma’ikwe Ludwig is a cooperative culture pioneer and long-time advocate for intentional community and sustainability. She is a teacher, public speaker, writer, and consultant for communities and social change organizations, and makes her home in Laramie, WY with fellow ecovillage folks. Learn more about her work at www.maikwe.net.

Ma’ikwe Ludwig

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  1. Together Resilient

    By Ma’ikwe Ludwig

    Intentional community as a model for a low carbon future

    We know that we need to reduce our personal carbon footprint, but for all our awareness, real change is a rare commodity. Real hope comes from looking unflinchingly at our current circumstances and then committing wholeheartedly to creative action. Never has that been more urgently needed than right now, with the climate crisis looming larger every day.

    Together Resilient explores intentional community as a viable model for a low carbon future. While looking realistically at the state of the world and the realities of climate disruption, it finds hope in examples of communities that already live high quality lives that the planet can sustain.

    It also looks at community as an essential element for surviving the coming (and already present) changes with more resilience and grace, and offers concrete examples of building community as a tool for reducing carbon emissions, outside the context of residential intentional communities.

    From small solutions to the full re-invention of the systems we find ourselves in, author Ma’ikwe Ludwig  mixes anecdote with data-based research to present a wide range of options that all embody compassion, creativity, and cooperation. Above all, Together Resilient is a call for for citizen-led, community-based action: why wait for the government when you can take action today, with your neighbors?

    Paperback $17.95

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