Yana's 2017 book Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption (published prior to her name change, and thus as Ma'ikwe Ludwig) won the 2017 Communal Studies Association Book of the Year Award.
Together Resilient looks at the current state of our economy and culture in relation to climate disruption, and also at the many practical examples of what is being done to address it, without waiting for government approval or everyone agreeing that climate disruption is even a real thing. With her usual humor, compassion and frank approach, this book brings the best of Yana's knowledge and creativity to the table to help us all think about what's next.
Here's what people have said about this book:
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 Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
"Is it possible to jettison our current system of exploitation and environmental destruction, and create a new system, on a national scale, that is not only sustainable but affords us a comfortable and fulfilling life? The answer is a resounding yes. Ma'ikwe Ludwig eloquently reminds us how the way is fraught with challenges and shows us how to conquer them. This is a must read for anyone who cares about the future of the human race."
--Dr. Chong Kee Tan, founder of Bay Bucks