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.

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?
Lodge Cartoon
"You should have seen the one that got away." Caption submitted by Kent McCullough.
Why Positive Journalism Matters
by Sarah van Gelder
Listen to Sarah van Gelder's interview by Chris Vondrasek on KBCS' One World Report: "It is part of our journalistic task—to pay attention to where there is news of successful change."
Video :: Pete Seeger Interview
by Sarah van Gelder
Folk music icon Pete Seeger talks about music, social activism, and climate change in this exclusive interview.
What’s possible in a post-carbon world
by Guy Dauncey
Can we get to a post-carbon world? Guy Dauncey shows how to make buildings, electricity, transportation, food, and forests climate friendly. Yes, we can.
Xavier Cortada: Artist’s Statement
by Xavier Cortada
To address global climate change, Cortada has created two related works. One focuses on global awareness, the other on local action. The artist says: "My work aims to challenge us to find deeper meaning in our present lives by exploring the paths of those who came before us and our relationship to the natural world."
Education for Peace in Guatemala
The nonprofit Miguel Angel Asturias Academy was founded in 1994 to address Guatemala's educational crisis. Devoted to creating informed, critically-thinking, socially conscious citizens, the academy seeks to empower its students to become leaders and agents of change within their communities.
Jon Warnow :: Brower Youth Awards
Listen to Jon's energetic acceptance speech as he invites all of us to “step outside our comfort zones” and remake our world.
Carlos Moreno :: Brower Youth Awards
Carlos is all about being the change—invite your students to hear about his commitment and dedication to his Boston community and how he lives the change he believes in.
It’s Not Too Late
by Van Jones
The crises facing our planet can be overwhelming. But it is not too late for change, says Van Jones, a respected social justice leader. In this inspiring video, he shares that change begins with a world view that says we're not going to leave anyone behind.
by Van Jones
Van Jones offers a framework for building a just and sustainable world that centers around building a green economy that lifts people out of poverty.
Climate Art: The Longitudinal Installation
by Xavier Cortada
Artist Xavier Cortada created an installation in Antarctica featuring quotes of people affected by climate change around the world. Creating this installation in a continent with no borders, the artist aims to diminish the man-made barriers in the world above it.
The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Toolbox
by Jing Fong
The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Toolbox offers a five-part series of lesson plans designed for use in high school classrooms. These interactive activities explore key themes surrounding Green-Collar Jobs Campaign's work, including: the green economy, eco-equity and eco-privilege, model cities, and restorative justice. We've identified compelling YES! articles to support teaching with these activities.
Environmental Education on the Prairie :: Pioneering New Strategies
This year's annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education will take place in Wichita, Kansas under the heading of Environmental Education on the Prairie :: Pioneering New Strategies.
Gandhi and the Barefoot College of Tilonia