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.

People We Love :: Cheryl Honey
Cheryl Honey founded the Family Support Network International and now trains "Community Weavers" who take her model of neighbor support and skill sharing back home to strengthen their own communities.
People We Love :: Erica Fernandez
16 year-old Erica Fernandez received a 2007 Brower Youth award for her campaign to stop the building of a liquefied natural gas plant.
People We Love :: Daniel Levin
Daniel Levin's courageous work as assistant attorney general led to the House of Representatives passing a bill forbidding such interrogation methods as waterboarding.
People We Love :: Spring 2008
Meet the People We Love :: Our Spring 2008 selection of people who inspire us :: Daniel Levin, Erica Fernandez, Cheryl Honey, and Hal Taussig.
Signs of Life :: Voting
by Edward Hailes
Activists lead successful legal campaigns to stop laws in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland that discourage voting and voter registration
The YES! Staff, Interns and Volunteers that helped put together the Spring 2008 issue of YES! Magazine.
Readers Forum :: Going Carbon Neutral
by YES! Readers
Readers answer the questions "What carbon-reducing step have you taken that gives you the most pleasure?" and "What’s the next step you plan to take?"
Readers Forum
Readers' letters from the Spring 2008 issue of YES! Magazine: 'Stop Global Warming Cold.' Topics include Readers' Climate Solutions, Hip Hop Creating Change, The Power of Peace, Our Common Skies, Saving Public Parks
YES! But How? :: Green Burials, Plastic Bags, and Rain Barrels
by Brooke Jarvis, Margit Christenson
Practical tips on green burials, rain water collection, and vegetable storage without plastic.
Teacher as Cultural Broker
by Jane Dalton
Understanding and interpreting the cultures of second language learners in our schools is growing increasingly difficult as our student population becomes more diverse. Jane Dalton reports on a weeklong renewal seminar at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), where teachers were introduced to the culture of Latino and Hispanic students.
Bring Fair Trade into Your Classroom
by Jing Fong
How students can tell big companies like World's Finest Chocolate that they demand an end to abusive child labor practices, and that they want to buy products that are Fair Trade Certified.
Climate Solutions Resource Guide
How To Save the Climate: Organizations, Grassroots Action, Climate Crisis Library, and more ...
Welcome to a Different Planet
by Sarah van Gelder
Sarah van Gelder introduces the "Stop Global Warming Cold" Issue. Our Climate Solutions Special Issue lays out what it takes and where to find the technologies and policies that can get us there. And we look at the movement that is building around the climate crisis.
Pete Seeger Interview: How Can I Keep from Singing?
by Sarah van Gelder
At the age of 94, Pete Seeger has passed away. Sarah van Gelder interviewed him in 2007 on a life of music and the power of millions of small changes.
The Greatest Danger
by Joanna Macy
In the face of global warming it is hard to escape a sense of outrage, fear, despair. Author, deep-ecologist, and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy says that speaking the truth of our anguish for the world brings down the walls between us, drawing us into deep solidarity.