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.

Life in Iran with Rick Steves :: 2
by Abdi Sami
Abdi Sami helped produce Rick Steves’ forthcoming travel documentary on Iran. This photo diary captures his impressions from the journey.
Life in Iran with Rick Steves :: 1
by Abdi Sami
Abdi Sami helped produce Rick Steves’ forthcoming travel documentary on Iran. This photo diary captures his impressions from the journey.
Life in Iran with Rick Steves
by Abdi Sami
In March of 2008 Rick Steves travelled to Iran to produce a travel documentary on the country and its people. Rick's intention was to put a human face on the people behind the headlines about Iran. Here are photos and stories from the team's ten days of traveling.
5 Ways to Make History
by Fran Korten
Elections aren’t until November. But the heart of the process is going on right now. Here are my top 5 ideas for making a difference—and staying sane—in the coming months.
350.org :: Because the World Needs to Know
What's the best way to introduce the world to 350? With over 4000 languages spoken around the world, it's probably not with a bunch of words. 350.org did their best to boil down the science of global warming and vision of the 350 Campaign in 90 seconds.
De candelas a paneles
Think you’re on the cutting edge of going green? You will be challenged to do more when you watch this video of rural Bolivian women being trained to install solar panels.
Reinventing Our Food System
by Raj Patel
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved, speaks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about the food crisis.
Connect and Engage: Food and Water
by Jing Fong
Give your students more hands-on activities with these captivating lesson plans about life’s most basic means of survival: food and water.
Finding Your Voice Through Food
by Karen Cherubini
Karen Cherubini's third graders accepted the EPA's challenge to reduce their carbon footprint by making different food choices. They also learned how asking questions can change your life. This is Karen’s story.
Focus on Fair Trade
by Jing Fong
These three TransFair USA curricula are designed to help students understand the concept of fair trade and to highlight its values and significance to farmers and communities. Using familiar imported foods—chocolate, bananas and coffee—as the focus, your students will gain an appreciation for the hard work of the farmer and will feel empowered knowing their consumer choices have real impact on real people.
Plenty
by Alisa Smith
One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locall
Hungry Planet
by Jason Mark
Peter Menzel travels to 24 countries to pose families with a week’s worth of food.
Elephant Cartoon
"It's hard to hide two tons of ego anywhere." Caption submitted by Chuck Manske.
How Does Your CEO Get to Work?
by Fran Korten
Fran Korten’s rain-or-shine commute to YES! Magazine gives her 3.4 carbon-free miles and an intrepid outlook. Oh, and fun helmet hair.
An Interview with Winona LaDuke
by Sarah van Gelder
Winona LaDuke on wild rice, wind power, Thunder Beings, self-reliance, and our covenant with the Creator.