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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.

Trash Into Treasure: 6 Cool Things Made from Sea Plastic Trash Into Treasure: 6 Cool Things Made from Sea Plastic
by Liz Pleasant
As the problem of marine pollution gets serious, people around the world are turning ocean trash into all sorts of useful objects.
Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm
by Erin McCarley
Gaskin had a talent for thinking through ways to combine simple living with social engagement. He died on July 1, 2014.
To Strike Back at Hobby Lobby, Crafters Re-Knit the Wall Between Church and State To Strike Back at Hobby Lobby, Crafters Re-Knit the Wall Between Church and State
by Kali Swenson
The campaign has collected 700 hand-knitted bricks to dump on the Supreme Court steps to protest its infamous decision.
Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity
by Erin Sagen
As climate change makes it more difficult to practice agriculture in their ancestral homelands, indigenous communities are exchanging seeds in hopes of finding the hardiest varieties.
Rays of Hope in Gaza: 13 Israeli and Palestinian Groups Building Peace Rays of Hope in Gaza: 13 Israeli and Palestinian Groups Building Peace
by Jen Marlowe
The safety and security every Israeli and Palestinian child deserves can only come about if all children's rights are secured. Here are the people trying to make that happen.
With 6 Family Members Lost in Gaza, This Young Man Keeps Telling Their Stories With 6 Family Members Lost in Gaza, This Young Man Keeps Telling Their Stories
by Democracy Now!
Amer Shurrab tells Democracy Now! about the six members of his family who have died as a result of the crisis in Gaza.
Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change
by David Kaimowitz
The study highlights the story of Brazil, where increasing indigenous rights to the rainforest helped cut carbon emissions by 3.2 billion tons.
7 Parenting Tips for a World That Harms Women 7 Parenting Tips for a World That Harms Women
by Kim Simon
#YesAllWomen experience harassment—and often violence. I want to make sure it's #NotMySons behind it.
Worried About Online Surveillance? Your Librarian Can Help Worried About Online Surveillance? Your Librarian Can Help
by Melissa Morrone
A guided tour of ways to use your local library to protect your privacy online.
Gay Marriage Went From Unthinkable to Inevitable. Here's What It Means for the Change You Want to See Gay Marriage Went From Unthinkable to Inevitable. Here's What It Means for the Change You Want to See
by Mark Engler, Paul Engler
The momentum behind the legalization of gay marriage came from grassroots action, not from court cases.
This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart
A private person by nature, Robina Asti stepped into the limelight after her benefits were denied. Years later, her work helped change the Social Security Administration's policy toward transgender widows.
“I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees “I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees
by Christa Hillstrom
Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching
by Shannon Hayes
What at first seemed like a disturbing reaction to an article was all about my kids finding something they could relate to in the story.
Too Many Political T-Shirts? 6 Ways to Repurpose Them Too Many Political T-Shirts? 6 Ways to Repurpose Them
by Christine St. Pierre, Kali Swenson
The messages may be eternal, but T-shirts aren't forever. These DIY projects can give them new life.
Why Are Immigrant Children Flooding Across the Border? Jon Stewart Lays It Out Why Are Immigrant Children Flooding Across the Border? Jon Stewart Lays It Out
by Molly Rusk
More than 48,000 undocumented kids have been apprehended while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this year.
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