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.
A Classroom in the Forest

School kids and would-be MBAs learn how to do their part in caring for the environment amidst hemlocks and sword ferns, wetlands and living machines

Two Crises, One Solution

Van Jones believes there is a better future for young people than prisons and there is a better future for the Earth than ecological collapse. The solutions for the two may be the same.

In Brazil: Creating a New Reality

Thousands of displaced Brazilian families are taking back the land, setting up schools, homes, cooperatives, and organic farms—and re-envisioning the future of Brazil.

Appalachian Ecovillage

A college founded by abolitionists builds on the dream of a school open to all, turning student family housing into a visionary model of sustainable living

Resources for a Sustainable Future

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

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.

Students Break Out

Looking for more out of your spring breaks than suntans and late night parties? These young people experienced adventure, camaraderie, and the satisfaction of making a difference--plus a few surprises