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.
YES! But How? :: Paint Job
posted Aug 15, 2005
- Safe Painting, Spam, Vegetable Oil Soap, Aprovecho Stoves
YES! But How? :: Lumber Certification
posted Aug 15, 2005
- Lumber Certification, Water Temperature for Hand Dishwashing, Recycling Electronics, Organic Food
Discussion Guide for Respecting Elders, Becoming Elders
posted Aug 09, 2005
- Questions like: • What would you need to do to enter elderhood? What could your community do to support you in making that transition? • Do you have an older person you admire and would like to be like? What makes this person a model for you?
What Is Old Age For?
by William Thomasposted Aug 05, 2005
- It turns out there is a reason humans live decades after our reproductive years end, a reason obscured by reference to "the golden years" and endless products designed to keep us young. The truth is we need our elders to be elders.
What's the matter with sprawl?
by Meredith Dearborn, Lisa Kundratposted Jul 29, 2005
- This article outlines some downfalls of urban sprawl, from environmental to psychological effects.
Toxins to Be Pulled from Cosmetics
by Stacy Malkanposted Jul 26, 2005
- Three top cosmetics firms announce they are removing toxic chemicals from their products.
Letter from the Editor
by Sarah Ruth van Gelderposted Jul 26, 2005
- Whatever the motivation, the transition to more just, green, and beautiful communities could make life richer for everyone, young and old, wealthy and poor.
The Page That Counts :: Summer 2005
posted Jul 26, 2005
- Amount less tooth decay in children attending sunlit, rather than artificially lit, schools: . . .
by Jacob Galfanoposted Jul 19, 2005
- Advocacy, Intergenerational, Mind/Body, Volunteer Opportunities, Staying In Your Home, and Books and Films
Karl Linn 1923-2005: Building a just world, one garden at a time
by Diana Youngposted Jul 12, 2005
- Karl Linn bridged communities with their landscapes by dedicating his life to improving the green environments around him. From developing community gardens in local communities to jumpstarting an Urban Habitat Program in the San Francisco Bay Area, Linn inspired the idea of environmental justice before it became widely known. In his death, he has left a legacy in every commons he created.
Just, Green & Beautiful Cities
by Carl Anthonyposted Jun 03, 2005
- Carl Anthony on the regional equity movement, and making cities work.
Military Families Say "Bring Them Home Now"
by Lou Plummerposted May 25, 2005
- In Fayetteville, North Carolina, a protest led by veterans and military families drew 4,000 people to the largest demonstration ever held in that military city.
A Classroom in the Forest
by Kathryn Hainesposted May 25, 2005
- Children learn lessons from slugs and hemlocks, and would-be MBAs from Bainbridge Graduate Institute attend class in a treehouse
Art in the Village
by Abby Scherposted May 25, 2005
- From abandoned to beautiful: Lily Yeh partnered with the youth of North Philadelphia to transform a neighborhood.
Two Crises, One Solution
by Van Jonesposted May 25, 2005
- We face devastation of the natural world and violence in human communities. There's a way to solve both these crises. A reverence movement would anchor a different economics, a restorative economics. Working with nature, we can create wealth sustainably and spread it more equitably. Solution-based, investment-driven environmentalism.