Business Director, IT Director
I live in Baltimore, Maryland, in the pretty divided states of America.
I dream of living in an Ecovillage with my friends, with a food forest, and kids running around. So my family, friends, and I aim for that!
I love growing organic food, environmental activism, nature, and optimizing systems, so I became Permaculture Certified. I studied Psychology and Philosophy at the University, and learned about business through self study and green technology entrepreneurship.
I work for the communities and sustainability movements, including the Fellowship for Intentional Community (ic.org) as Business Director, and the Global Ecovillage Network (ecovillage.org) as both the Business Director and IT Director.
Primary interests: Social (Diversity & Cohesion, Trust & Communication); Integral Design (Contextualised Design); Ecology (Seeds, Food & Soil, Green Building, Renewable Energy & Transport)
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Many examples of a worldwide range of Living and Learning centres are shown in this three folded brochure available for download: Living and Learning Centres. … Read more
Learn more at gaiaeducation.org GAIA Education will be present in the Climate Generations Area at Stand 15B within the Conference Campus at a stand organized by Ecolise and shared with GEN, if you are around then make sure you pop in to say bonjour! Read their Position Paper Gaia Education has held more than 190 EDE programmes in 34 countries on 6 continents, reaching more than 5 thousand people. Its programmes have been offered in settings ranging from tribal women and … Read more
GEN+20 conference in Findhorn, Scotland, 6-10 July 2015: Do you have interesting research findings on ecovillages that you want to share with ecovillagers from all over the world? The GEN Research Working Group is organizing a poster exhibition on research on ecovillages at the International Conference of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) in Findhorn, 2015. You can either be an academic or a student who has conducted a research project in and around ecovillages. You can also be an … Read more
Ma'ikwe Schaub Ludwig is the Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, the pioneering sustainability educator who heads up Ecovillage Education US, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Fellowship for Intentional Community. She believes strongly that sustainability is possible, assuming we can learn to cooperate, share and assess what really makes us happy, rather than staying bought in to the material excess culture we've been raised in. In addition to more common sustainability … Read more
- Date: 28 – 30 May 2015
- Location: Durham Convention Center - Durham, NC, United States
This Year's Conference promises an amazing lineup of offerings, from innovative approaches to developing new and affordable communities, to potent ways to enhance our vibrant communities. We will cover cohousing basics as well as hot topics in sustainability, community building, and the evolving definition of cohousing. Our “next generation theme” will explore the new wave of urban, senior and agricultural communities, check-in with our now-adult children of cohousing, and celebrate … Read more
- Date: 23 March – 23 October 2015
- Location: Asheville, NC, United States
Work Site: Ashevillage Sanctuary, Asheville, NC Dates: March 23 – October 23, 2015 (with roughly 40 hours of preliminary online permaculture homework) Schedule: Monday-Thursday (full days) + special workshops two weeks in the season — details below. Room & board: Apprentices will live off site and make their own living arrangements. Leads on affordable housing will be provided. Fee: Includes Permaculture certification, water retention landscape & natural building workshops, primitive skills … Read more
- Date: 1 – 4 June 2015
- Location: Asheville, NC, United States
Water Retention Landscape Course: With Brock Dolman in Asheville, NC. June 2-6, 2015 Learn: • Basic principles and theory; observations of patterns in nature • Techniques for rainwater harvesting including dams, swales, terraces, and keyline • A water retention landscape tour • Design considerations for differing soil types, vegetation, watersheds, regions, and climates • Overview of aquaculture vs. aquaponics; and more. There are limited spots available in this course for … Read more
- Date: 3 – 6 September 2015
- Location: Twin Oaks Community - Louisa, VA, United States
If you live or want to live according to the values of cooperation, sustainability, and equality this conference is for you. You’ll get something out of this event whether you’re brand new to communities and cooperatives, or have been living and working in them for decades. The conference focuses on Intentional Communities, including models such as Ecovillages, Cohousing, and Housing Cooperatives, and the larger cooperative movement, including all kinds of cooperative and collective … Read more
- Date: 21 – 23 May 2015
- Location: The Farm Community in Summertown, TN, United States
The Farm Conference on Community and Sustainability May 22-24, 2015 Come to The Farm Community in Summertown, TN to set your course for the future, Life In Community! Our fifth conference in partnership with the Fellowship of Intentional Communities, this gathering is a unique opportunity to tour Green Homes of all types, see Sustainable Food Production at work, over 89 KW in Solar Installations, learn about Alternative Education, Conflict Resolution, Land Trusts, Midwifery and so much … Read more
- Date: 24 – 27 October 2015
- Location: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo: Transforming Sustainability Education October 25 - 28, 2015 Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota Founded in 2005, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is proud to lead a decade of sustainability achievements with our members and the larger campus sustainability community, thanks to all of you! AASHE 2015 Conference & Expo, themed Transforming Sustainability Education, will convene a diverse group … Read more