What to look forward to in this webinar:
What are the underlying causes of climate change? And what can we do about it?
Drawing on her new book, Ma’ikwe Ludwig will talk about community-building from two angles: how it can help us reduce our carbon footprints, and how it can create pockets where we are more likely to do well in the face of sweeping climate disruption. This talk will touch on three intersecting causes of climate change (culture, economy and inequality) and then turn to examples of viable options, particularly those examples of successful, low-carbon intentional communities.
We will also look at some principles that can be applied anywhere to create more socially and ecologically resilient systems, drawing directly on new research from Ma’ikwe and a team at the University of Missouri about social systems in community.
Ma’ikwe is the former Executive Director of both the Center for Sustainable and Cooperative Culture at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, and Commonomics USA, an economic justice organization. She is in the process of founding Cooperative Revolution, a new group focused on cooperative economics and culture development. Her work integrates ecological, economic, social, political and personal approaches and technologies for a strongly holistic view of what real cooperation and sustainability take. Ma’ikwe is a dynamic, compassionate and thoughtful speaker and teacher, and a minister committed to creating a world that supports the well-being and vibrancy of all beings. Her 2013 TEDx kicked off a new era for her as public speaker and advocate for communities. She lives in Laramie, WY where a group of fellow economic radicals are working on starting an income-sharing ecovillage in the belly of the fossil fuel beast.