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.

Support for Veterans
by Jing Fong
Whether or not you agree with war, how might you welcome a war veteran home and support his return to community life?
Beyond Compost: 5 Ways to Get Your Soil Ready This Spring
by Peter D'Auria, Miles Schneiderman
The key to a great garden? Good dirt. Here’s how you can grow your own.
Simple Living
by Jing Fong
If you simplified your life, what things would you get rid of or use less?
Genetically Modified Food
by Jing Fong
Do genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in your food concern you?
Seeing the Unseen
by Jing Fong
What would happen if you deliberately spoke to or smiled at people you might usually ignore- cashiers, the homeless, or someone of a different ethnicity?
What If Uber Were a Unionized, Worker-Owned Co-Op? These Denver Cabbies Are Making It Happen
by Mary Hansen
Workers at app-driven companies like Uber don’t have the rights of full employees. But with the help of traditional unions, some are banding together into worker-owned cooperatives.
Your Dream House
by Jing Fong
If you could design your dream house, what would it look like?
8 Striking Portraits of People in the Path of Canada’s Mega Tar Sands Pipeline
by Kristin Moe
TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline would span thousands of miles, from rural Alberta to the Atlantic coast of New Brunswick.
Eating Together
by Jing Fong
Does it matter who you eat with and how often you eat together?
When It’s Time to Hand the Farm to the Next Generation, the Simple Life Is Anything But
by Shannon Hayes
This year’s muddy spring presents my family with the chance to pull together more closely than ever.
The Ethics of Hunting
by Jing Fong
Hunting is a complex issue and can evoke emotional arguments. Is hunting moral? Can it be done in a respectful, humane way?
Bridging Differences
by Jing Fong
How do you resolve differences you have with family members and friends?
From Watersheds to Mountains, What If We Based Our Borders on Nature?
by Rachael Stoeve
Bioregionalism is one possible vision of a future that works for people and for the Earth.
Your Unique Gifts
by Jing Fong
We all have gifts worthy of sharing. What's your gift?
Drink Your Way to Sustainability With These Climate-Conscious Microbrews
by Kayla Schultz
It's the weekend! Plan your happy hour with our interactive map of forward-thinking breweries.