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.

Hybrids as Job Perk
by Katharine Mieszkowski
South Korea Pioneers Solar and Tidal Energy
by Rik Langedoen
South Korea builds world's biggest solar power plant and tidal energy power plant
Power Plants Agree to Slash Pollution
by Carolyn McConnell
Mayors Call for abolition of Nuclear Weapons
by Monika Azymurska
Voters Raise Minimum Wage
by Carolyn McConnell
Florida and Nevada will require minimum wage to rise automatically with inflation.
Yes Men Strike Again
by Darrin burgess
Communities Create Their Own Stores
by Megan Tady
Not just local, but community-owned stores are starting up in Ely, Nevada, Middlebury Vermont, Swanville, Minnesota and more.
Uruguay Rejects Water Privatization
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Through a national referendum, Uraguay had become the first country to outlaw water privatization by direct democracy and to declare water a “constitutional right.”
In Search of the Beautiful American
by Fran Korten
I still believe that we are capable of moving beyond the simplicity of “good people and bad people,” and that we can overcome our racism and arrogance to work with others of all colors and cultures to make a better world for everyone. And I’m still basing my life on that belief.
Don't Get Even - Get Odd!
by Swami Beyondananda
no comment - a humorous look at history getting even
Book Review: No More Throw-away People by Edgar Cahn
by David Bollier
No More Throwaway People is a provocative analysis of the non-market economy and an inspiration for the social service community.
Book Review: The Boiling Point by Ross Gelbspan
by K C Golden
The science of global warming, and the dream of the "World Energy Modernization Plan" are two issues covered in the book
Giving for Long-Term Recovery
by Fran Korten
How to Give Money for Tsunami Relief
Resource Guide for Just, Green, Beautiful Communities
by Lisa Kundrat
Websites, books and organizations providing sustainable design tools, networks for change, resources for advancing equity, and improving schools.
Film Review: The Take and Argentina: Hope in Hard Times
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Lisa Gale Garrigues reviews two films about Argentina during the economic crisis of 2002. Both films offer lessons in what ordinary people can do.