Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

#MyClimateMoment: When Was the Instant Climate Change Became Deep, Urgent, and Personal For You?
by Liz Pleasant
Lots of us have had a moment—a revelation, observation, or interaction—when climate change became more than a concept. What’s yours?
COP21: Climate Change Hurts Kids Worst
by Jim Shultz
“There may be no greater, growing threat facing the world’s children—and their children—than climate change.”
COP21: What Paris Can Learn From a Mississippi Co-op
by Marcus Harrison Green
Cooperation Jackson heads to the Paris climate talks to show what a just transition to a green economy looks like.
Why Manning Up Is the Worst Thing to Do
by Mark Greene
Can we cure the toxicity of male trauma and the resulting illnesses it creates?
Corporate Climate Criminals Shamed in Paris Ad Campaign (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! Staff
How private companies are involved with COP21 talks, what the internet does to your focus, and how artists transformed ads to reveal the way companies pollute the planet.
Call for Submissions: Gender Justice
by YES! Editors
How do we achieve gender equality? This issue will look at why women's and LGBTQ issues are everybody's issues. Send us your pitches by Dec. 28.
Bad-Weather Bicycling: 4 Tips to Stay Warm, Safe, and Dry
by Miles Schneiderman
This winter, bike more comfortably whether in rain, snow, or just frigid temperatures.
COP21: A Rallying Cry—No Climate Justice Without Full Indigenous Rights
by Sarah van Gelder
"We realize that in this country we don’t have political power. So we have always looked at building alliances, coalitions, or being part of coalitions."
COP21: Why These 15 Women Champions Should Have Seats at the Table
by Maria Ivanova
Studies show that collective intelligence rises with the number of women in a group—but women are often underrepresented at talks like the ones going on in Paris this week. Meet 15 leaders worth listening to.
COP21: Meet 5 Everyday People Heading to the Paris Climate Talks
by Yessenia Funes
Activists, researchers, and an artist. For them, climate change is personal.
The "Honorable Harvest": Lessons From an Indigenous Tradition of Giving Thanks
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
What if this holiday season we fill our shopping baskets with only that which is needed and give something back in return?
5 Apps for the Sharing Economy (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! Staff
FDA approves genetically engineered salmon, gun control debates overlook the biggest group of gun violence victims—black men—and apps that might help you put old stuff to new use.
In Photos: Minnesotans Face Gunfire and Cold in 11-Day Occupation of Police Precinct
by Christopher Zumski Finke
In Minneapolis, demonstrators are demanding police release video of a fatal shooting of an African-American man. Earlier this week, five were shot by alleged white supremacists.
COP21: Why Science Will Make All the Difference
by Eric Rehm
Unlike at previous climate talks, countries are coming to the table with science-backed contributions that challenge the business-as-usual approach.
Can We End America's Massive Food Waste Problem?
by Karim Chrobog
Almost half of America's food is thrown out every year. Despite the popularity of things like local markets and farm-to-fork initiatives, the U.S. food system remains a heavily industrialized, wasteful business.