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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.

China’s Future, the World’s Future
by William Brent
China is poised to become the world’s biggest oil importer and greenhouse gas polluter. A veteran China correspondent searches for signs that China might choose a greener path.
The Hour Before the Dawn
by David W. Orr
Ten good reasons for hope.
Can Hydrogen Save Us?
by Katharine Mieszkowski
Some say switching to hydrogen is the answer. Others have doubts. What can hydrogen do for us, and what can’t it do?
Cool Technologies Cool Technologies
Ten of our favorite simple ways to cut oil dependence.
Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia
by Brian Edstrom
When Andrew Azman, age 21, brought biodiesel to the University of Colorado, he didn’t imagine how far this project would take him.
Getting There on Less Getting There on Less
by Guy Dauncey
How might we get around with less oil? Here’s a 12-step program to kick our addiction to gas guzzling.
The End of Ancient Sunlight
by Thom Hartmann
There are good reasons to move away from dependence on oil — war and climate change are among them. Then there’s the fact that oil extraction is about to peak, and we don’t have a plan for a world of diminishing oil supplies.
Educating for Eco-Justice in an Era of Ecological Uncertainty
by Chet A. Bowers
Into-Through-Beyond: a lesson-planning framework for using YES! in the classroom
by Kim Corrigan, Bob Davies
A brief outline of well-known planning technique that can help teachers make YES! content more meaningful, applicable and interesting to their students. Along with sharing the technique, we also provide an example of using it with a YES! article, and then offer some specific guidelines for effective curriculum planning.
Renewing the American Experiment
by David Korten
This is our opportunity to join with all the world’s people and nations in a cooperative effort to realize the ideals of liberty, justice and opportunity for all people everywhere. This work calls us to a national dialogue in search of valid and uplifting answers to crucial questions in stories with the power to redefine our national political discourse and lead us to a new sense of national purpose.
Resource Guide: Can We Live Without Oil? Resource Guide: Can We Live Without Oil?
Books and website listings that deal with alternatives to oil, and conservation. energy efficiency and renewable energy/fuels, alternative transportation, understanding the problem with oil
Your Stories of the Good Life
The World in One Neighborhood, how to live the good life, examples of six different ways
Resources for the Good Life
Resources for the Good Life - family and simple living, finding time, food and the good life, community and commons
Street-corner Revolution
by Stephen Silha
The Village Building Convergence. A sunflower painted across an intersection. A solar-powered fountain. A corner tea kiosk. Portlanders are taking over their streets and teaching city officials to love “city repair.”
Mother of Exiles
by Pramila Jayapal
In the U.S. today, immigrants are taking the blame for everything from environmental stresses to terrorism to the poor job market. What’s at stake for all of us in this debate?
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