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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.

The Page That Counts :: Fall 2001 The Page That Counts :: Fall 2001
percentage of the world’s 6 billion people considered indigenous, and more...
Reclaiming Choice
by Richard Sclove
Wise policies governing the design and use of a technology can encourage its benign effects and lessen the deleterious ones. Unwise policies can do the opposite. Now is the time to claim civic space in cyberspace and protect the internet from rampant commercialization
Hey, Listen Up!
by Belvie Rooks
Hey, Listen Up! is an eco-literacy project piloted in South Central Los Angeles that showed how technology and environmental content could be taught in a culturally relevant and socially conscious context.
A Precaution Primer
by Nancy Myers, Carolyn Raffensperger
A Precaution Primer, by Nancy Myers and Carolyn Raffensperger. The precautionary principle, or the idea of "forecaring," gives us a way to change our behavior, personally and collectively. It reminds us to acknowledge our mistakes, admit our ignorance, and act with foresight and caution to prevent damage. It also removes the barriers to that kind of precautionary action.
Unplug Your Brain
by Jerry Mander
In the US, television is the main thing people do. It's replaced community life, family life, culture. It has replaced the environment. In fact, it has become the environment that people interact with every day. It has become the culture, too-and I'm not talking about so-called popular culture, which sounds, somehow, democratic. This expresses corporate culture, and damned few corporations at that.
A Solar Future For an Ancient Civilization
by Winona LaDuke
its founding in 1987, Hopi Solar Electric has installed photovoltaic systems on more than 300 homes.
YES! Milestones
by Fran Korten
YES! Milestones
The Great Work Ahead
by David Korten
The great work challenges us to extend and deepen an awakening cultural consciousness that transforms institutional racism and corporate globalization through a politics of inclusion incorporating a spirit of joy and celebration.
Technotopia
by Andrew Kimbrell
As technology, economy, and culture merge, we transform life to fit the needs of technology rather than creating technologies appropriate to living organisms and ecosystems.
A Place In the Choir
by Carol Estes
Community choirs accross the US provide a place where people of all backgrounds and abilities can sing together.
Discussion Guide for Technology: Who Chooses?
This issue of YES! invites you to think more deeply about our collective relationship to technology. Is technology good or bad or morally neutral? Is technological progress inevitable, its direction determined by some force beyond our control? Or is it the result of a series of individual choices—and if so, who is making those choices? According to what criteria?
A Sustainable Energy Plan For the     US A Sustainable Energy Plan For the US
by Guy Dauncey
Examines the policies, technologies, and strategies that could lead the US and the world to a sustainable energy future.
Innayan* Just Don't Do It!
by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
The culture and technologies of the Kankanaey-Igorot people include an agricultural system and community life that has sustained for many generations.
The Coming Hydrogen Economy
by Ty Cashman, Bret Logue
Explores the future of hydrogen fuel cells in transportation and the hydrogen-solar energy cycle as a successor to fossil fuel.
On Common Ground On Common Ground
by Grace Lee Boggs
Overview of the State of the Possible retreat sponsored by the Positive Futures Network, bringing together activists working for cultural, social, economic, and political change.
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