Ma’ikwe Ludwig, the author of the recently published book Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, has been keeping many balls in the air this summer. Her latest activities include manifesting a new ecovillage in Wyoming, getting married, setting up her speaking tour schedule, and giving interviews to such prominent outlets as The Permaculture Podcast and Kosmos Journal.
The book advocates for citizen-led, community-based action first and foremost: why wait for the government when you can take action today, with your neighbors? Together Resilient looks at intentional community as a 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.
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and founder of the climate change organization 350.org praises the book as a great resource for dealing with climate disruption: “When people ask me where to move to escape climate change, I tell them there’s no escape and that the thing to look for is a strong community. This book explains how to build that kind of community anywhere – a manual for the future.”
In addition to paperback, the book is now available in digital format through the Fellowship for Intentional Community, which is more convenient, ecological and economical. The paperback is also available through Amazon.com where it receives stellar reviews, and through a major distributor Chelsea Green Publishing!
If you want to see Ma’ikwe speak live or attend a workshop with her, her speaking tour is taking shape with a few openings still available. Ma’ikwe is scheduled to travel from coast to coast giving talks and workshops from September to November. Check out her up-to-date
schedule here. If you are interested in bringing her to your location please let us know!
What if community was the answer to climate change?