4 “C”s That Make Sustainability Possible with Ma’ikwe Ludwig – SASM 121

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You're about to Learn ...

  • How Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage happily uses 90% less resources than the average American.
  • How competing cultures and classes can mix in beautiful ways.
  • Four “C”s that make sustainability possible: creativity, courage, compassion, and cooperation.
  • How to easily share four cars among sixty people.
  • Why the economics, equality, and sustainability of income-sharing works in intentional communities.
  • Some surprising ways that intentional communities measure success.
  • How Ma’ikwe is experimenting with debt-sharing in her newest community.

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Timestamps and Topics

  • [05:01] Ma’ikwe’s seeds of awesomeness
  • [09:52] Different versions of and experiences in wild environments
  • [15:56] Ma’ikwe’s educational, creative, and intentional community path
  • [21:46] Four “C”s that make sustainability possible: creativity, courage, compassion, and cooperation
  • [29:53] How car-sharing, income-pooling, and greater resource sharing can work in intentional communities
  • [37:42] Metrics of success for intentional communities
  • [42:05] Social dynamics and consensus-building in intentional communities

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