Meet the Joneses. They're an average American family—Mom, Dad, one kid—who decide to be part of the climate solution. The Jones are just made-up, but this scenario shows that an average family can get carbon-free in 10 years, without turning their lives upside-down. A decade from now, maybe the Joneses new way of life will be the new American average.
A century ago, cooperatives electrified the poorest counties in the nation. Today, can they lead the way to a smarter, cleaner grid?
Appalachian residents are working to keep local and sustainable sources of wealth central in a post-coal economy.
Corporations often take big helpings of public funds, saying that they’ll provide jobs in return. But how can communities make sure they deliver?
Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?
Following activist pressure and corporate defections, ALEC says it’s dropping its Stand Your Ground and voter ID efforts. So what comes next?
What the corporate departures mean—and don’t.
What we can do right now to strengthen our democracy.
From town meetings to the state legislature, Vermont is sending a strong message on corporate involvement in politics.
Occupy’s latest target: corporations that write their agendas into state laws.
The latest attempt to push through the Keystone XL pipeline is meeting some spirited opposition.
The Occupy effect? In the last 3 months, Americans switched banks at three times the normal rate.
What happened when major sites went on strike to offer a taste of a censored Internet.
The YES! Breakthrough 15: It’s a blessing to risk it all to stop climate change—even if it means jail time.
From courthouses to statehouses, the pro-corporate ruling is under pressure.