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.

Excerpt :: The Green Collar Economy
by Van Jones
Excerpt from book by Van Jones, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
Dana Frasz :: Youth and Foodbanks
by Dana Frasz
Student Dana Frasz took the initiative to alleviate hunger in Bronxville, New York and says we can do the same in our communities.
John Legend on the Elections
by John Legend
Musician John Legend encourages youth to make value-based decisions before casting their presidential vote.
The Sustainable Living Roadshow
A caravan of educators and entertainers tours the country's colleges in a fleet of renewable fuel vehicles. They set up off-the-grid eco-carnivals with experiential learning villages to empower communities to utilize sustainable living strategies for a healthier planet.
International Day of Peace is September 21
Be inspired by the many ways people around the globe are celebrating and rededicating their commitments to peace.
Connect and Engage: Elections
by Jing Fong
Use this election season to hone your students' skills in media literacy, deciphering political cartoons, and evaluating candidate voting records.
Debate Watching 101
by League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters’ Debate Watching Tools include Debate Watching 101, How to Judge a Candidate, and a candidate scorecard. Watching a debate is more exciting as a group. So, gather your students and be part of history!
The Power of Youth
by Heather Box
League of Young Voters' Heather Boxer is a huge believer in the right and responsibility to vote—and the power of young people to change this country. This is Heather's story.
Quote :: Ernest Hello
“There are those who would quickly love each other if once they were to speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls were only separated by phantoms and delusions.” Ernest Hello
Whose Bailout? Put Main Street Before Wall Street Whose Bailout? Put Main Street Before Wall Street
by David Korten
Main Street is the world of local businesses and working people engaged in producing and exchanging real goods and services—a world of real wealth. Wall Street as it now exists is a world of pure money in which the sole game is to use money to make money for people who have money.
Readers Forum
Readers letters from the Fall 2008 issue of YES! Magazine: 'Purple America.' Topics include No to Nuclear Fuel
Clothesline Cartoon
"When they said "wash and wear" I think they meant at the same time!" Caption submitted by Christine Wagner.
2008 Climate Convergences
by Brian Sloan
Between July 10th and August 24th seven climate convergences, confluences, and camps took place in Canada, the United States, Australia and Germany.
Equality Ride
by Adam Britt, Amanda Harris
LGBT road trip breaks through stereotypes. Get the inside scoop from the 2007 Equality Rides.
WTO Photo Quiz
by Kevin Sharp
Photographer Kevin Sharp paired his photos of the 1999 event with stills from the new film. You might be surprised by what's real and what's not