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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.

Seven Great Ideas for Movement Builders Seven Great Ideas for Movement Builders
by Grace Lee Boggs
Movement building is not just about winning on a particular issue, says Grace Lee Boggs. It is about advancing the evolution of human society.
Appalachian Ecovillage Appalachian Ecovillage
by Christopher Gutsche, Kathleen Smith
Campus housing goes green at Berea College.
Resources for Teaching Peace Resources for Teaching Peace
by Katie Billings
Curricula and other resources for teaching peace.
Discussion Guide for What Makes a Great Place?
What are your favorite places in your area? Where do you spend the greatest amount of your leisure time outside your home? Where do you most enjoy spending time? Which of the five qualities do these places have? More questions like these for discussion . . .
Resources for a Sustainable Future Resources for a Sustainable Future
by Katie Billings
Want to take action, but don't know where to start? Start here! The following is a list of organizations that support both teachers and students in their efforts to create positive environmental change.
Lesson Plan Guidelines: Using YES! Stories in Class
by YES! for Youth Education Program
YES! for Youth curriculum materials are based on articles published in the pages of ad-free YES! magazine. They are designed to help students explore positive solutions to social justice and environmental challenges.
Honey, I Shrunk the Middle Class
by Meizhu Lui
The Shrinking American Middle Class by Meizhu Lui - United for a Fair Economy
The American Dream
by Sarah van Gelder
Staying Wild
by Annick Smith
For one woman writer, wilderness provided sanctuary and solace in an unstable world. Preserving this source of the good life meant stepping into the political fray
Students Break Out
by Becky Brun, Brian Edstrom
Alternative spring breaks: These young people experienced adventure, camaraderie, and the satisfaction of making a difference--plus a few surprises
Extreme Makeover: Neighborhood Edition
by David Wann
Five Ways to a Great Place Five Ways to a Great Place
by Kathy Madden
Project for Public Spaces works to create places that attract people. What makes these places work?
The New City Beautiful The New City Beautiful
by Francesca Lyman
Vancouver, Seattle, London, and Chicago are getting healthier and more beautiful through "green urbanism."
Transit-Oriented Development
by Mary Nelson
Incorporates a mix of high-density residential, retail and office functions all within easy access of a major transit stop.
Community Land Trusts
by Susan Witt, Merrian Fuller
CLT's take land out of the speculative market and hold it for farmland, conservation or as sites for housing or businesses.
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