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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.

Elder Resources
by Jacob Galfano
Advocacy, Intergenerational, Mind/Body, Volunteer Opportunities, Staying In Your Home, and Books and Films
Karl Linn 1923-2005: Building a just world, one garden at a time Karl Linn 1923-2005: Building a just world, one garden at a time
by Diana Young
Karl Linn bridged communities with their landscapes by dedicating his life to improving the green environments around him. From developing community gardens in local communities to jumpstarting an Urban Habitat Program in the San Francisco Bay Area, Linn inspired the idea of environmental justice before it became widely known. In his death, he has left a legacy in every commons he created.
Just, Green & Beautiful Cities
by Carl Anthony
Carl Anthony on the regional equity movement, and making cities work.
Military Families Say "Bring Them Home Now"
by Lou Plummer
In Fayetteville, North Carolina, a protest led by veterans and military families drew 4,000 people to the largest demonstration ever held in that military city.
A Classroom in the Forest
by Kathryn Haines
Children learn lessons from slugs and hemlocks, and would-be MBAs from Bainbridge Graduate Institute attend class in a treehouse
Art in the Village Art in the Village
by Abby Scher
From abandoned to beautiful: Lily Yeh partnered with the youth of North Philadelphia to transform a neighborhood.
Two Crises, One Solution Two Crises, One Solution
by Van Jones
We face devastation of the natural world and violence in human communities. There's a way to solve both these crises. A reverence movement would anchor a different economics, a restorative economics. Working with nature, we can create wealth sustainably and spread it more equitably. Solution-based, investment-driven environmentalism.
In Brazil: Creating a New Reality
by Michelle Burkhart
A poor-people's movement settles thousands of aspiring farmers on unused land - and now they have some really big plans.
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

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