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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.

Y2k Green Steps
by Paloma O'Riley
some no-regrets tips and suggestions you can do now that will make your home and community more sustainable
Menominee Forest Stewardship
by Jerry Reynolds
As the largest single tract of virgin timberland in Wisconsin, the 218,552 heavily forested acres of Menominee tribal land are bound to stand out.
MAI Free Zones
by Tracy Rysavy
Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) in terms everyone can understand- while telling you what's at stake for your community
Thanks To 1998 Supporters
by Fran Korten
The Post-corporate World
by David Korten
Over the nearly 600 years since the onset of the Commercial Revolution, we have as a species learned a great deal about the making of money and we have created powerful institutions and technologies dedicated to its accumulation. But in our quest for money, we forgot how to live.
Appalachian Kitchens: and other stories of the economies of place
by June Holley
Football fans in Wisconsin, Appalachian chefs, Mexico City's poor, Finnish villagers, and west coast fishers -- all are creating economies unique to their cultures and eco-systems
Indigenous Voices
by Berito Kuwar U'wa
Banking on Earth, Light, Water by Berito Kuwar U'wa of the U'wa People -- Buddhist Self-Reliance by Tuenjai Deetes -- Eco-Justice in the Niger Delta by Oronto Douglas
Ownership Matters
by Ted Howard
When workers own a bank, when a town provides high-tech infrastructure, when non[rofits go into business - these are enterprises that sustain communities and empower employees.
The Y2k Opportunity
by Alisa Gravitz
Maybe next time, with the help of planning for Y2K, communities will be ready with sustainable solutions to tomorrow’s crises.
Readers' Forum
I’m reminded of something Gandhi said – if we’re going to change the world, we have to start with the children.
Community Money
by Richard Douthwaite
While the European community is creating one big currency, communities in Ireland, Scotland, and elsewhere in Europe are turning to local currencies as a means to regain control of their economic futures.
Who Shall Inherit the Sky?
by Peter Barnes
The Kyoto accords on global warming set the stage for an historic choice. We can give away yet another global commons or claim the sky as a trust benefiting all the people of today and of the future
Citizens Economics
by Sarah van Gelder
Gar Alperovitz is an historian and political economist, president of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives, and a PFN board member. He is interviewed here by YES! editor Sarah van Gelder.
YES! But How? :: Car Sharing YES! But How? :: Car Sharing
by Doug Pibel
Troubled by the difficulties of a clean and green existence? Whipsawed by confusion because you want to live sustainably but you just don't know how? Don't worry...Ask Doug and Annie.
Just Say YES!
by Fran Korten
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