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Together Resilient

Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption

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?

REVIEWS AND PRAISE

“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–it’s a manual for the future.”–Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth

“The future of the planet lies in the creation of small groups that allow for personal growth and efficacious action at a larger scale. Ma’ikwe Ludwig is a veteran of this movement and Together Resilient provides the latest report from the front.”–Dr. David Sloan-Wilson, author of Does Altruism Exist?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

Together Resilient

Pages:188 pages
Size: 6 x 9 inch
Publisher:Fellowship for Intentional Community
Paperback: 9780971826472
Pub. Date July 17, 2017

Available In/Retail Price

Paperback, 188 pages, $17.95