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.

Imagine! Japan sings for Turkey
Leading film-makers are seeking to change the way we think about other countries. Here the Japanese troupe performs the Turkish national anthem, part of a series to be shown worldwide on Pangea Day, May 10, "the day the world comes together through film."
Imagine! Kenya sings for India
Leading film-makers are seeking to change the way we think about other countries. Here, set against the backdrops of Nairobi city and the beautiful landscape of Uhuru Park (Maasai country), a Kenyan choir sings the Indian national anthem. This is part of a series to be shown worldwide on Pangea Day, May 10, "the day the world comes together through film."
Community Is No Cliché: It Works… the Burlington Way
by Yiota Ahladas, Ben Sachs-Hamilton
The people of Burlington, Vermont have discovered “we are better together.” See how a culture of engagement, a cohesive civic infrastructure of connected people, organizations, and programs really does build community.
What’s No Longer Impossible?
by Sarah Kuck
With new ideas about sustainability and responsibility rapidly moving to the forefront of the discussion, things that once seemed implausible are quickly becoming a reality. Sarah Kuck spoke with guests at the YES! Speaker's Corner at the Seattle Green Festival.
A New Outlook On Health
by Grace Lee Boggs
Better health is about much more than health insurance. Grace Lee Boggs investigates how we can create the social ties among us that will make our lives more meaningful and therefore healthier.
Theme Guide :: Stop Global Warming Cold
Climate change used to be something that would happen far off in the future. Now the science says we have just 10 years to change course or things will get scary. What do we do? What will actually make a difference? It turns out we have the means. The question is: Do we have the will?
The Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia
Photo Essay from the Barefoot College in Tilonia, India. Barefoot solar engineers trained by the Barefoot College have solar electrified over 200 communities in India, bringing light to over 80,000 people. The college is now training barefoot women solar engineers from 10 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, among other projects.
Christopher Herwig's Look at the Aral Sea
A photo essay of the Aral Sea. Straddling the border between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south, the Aral Sea was the fourth-largest lake in the world until Soviet-era irrigation diverted water, destroying it.
Earth Under Fire
by Gary Braasch
This photo-essay offers a sample of Gary Braasch's extraordinary achievements in highlighting the effects of climate change. His latest book Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World, presents dramatic photographs, maps, and quotes from world climate science leaders.
Emma Goldman Finishing School
A photo essay of life at the Emma Goldman Finishing School, a social justice commune in Seattle.
Burning Man
by Catherine Bailey
A photo essay by Catherine Bailey from Burning Man: the annual art event based on radical self expression and self-reliance in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
People Taking Charge
Seven inspiring examples of ways to be free right now: farming a city roof, creating a peace village, defying the law by feeding the hungry in a city park…
It Took a Village
by Heather Mueller
In Miami, homeless citizens didn't wait for the city. They created their own home and found dignity and safety.
Art in this Issue :: Antofagasta, Chile
by Rodrigo Araya Plaza
This slideshow highlights some of the art and photography featured in the Summer 2007 issue of YES! Magazine. This page: Rodrigo 'RasDragon' Araya Plaza.
Phil Borges :: Women Empowered
Phil Borges' latest work, "Women Empowered," profiles women in the developing world who are challenging gender norms to improve their situation and help their communities.