A group of activists in Oregon wants polluters to pay residents for using their air. I spoke with Camila Thorndike, director of Oregon Climate, about this unusual effort to put a price on carbon.
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From Detroit to Edinburgh, these cities are helping residents live more healthful and equitable lives.
As a Syrian family seeks safety in Texas, some voice outrage against the “Islamization” of America. This Sunday, I attended church services in Dallas where I found a commitment to live out the welcoming, compassionate side of Christianity.
The internet has been buzzing about Olivia Pope’s abortion on ABC’s Scandal. But if nearly one-third of American women have an abortion by age 45, why don’t we see more female characters make the same decision?
We received many powerful essays for the Spring 2015 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Gerald Mitchell responds to the winners of the Fall 2015 "Justice for All" writing competition.
Karen Jordan is a student at a therapeutic boarding school in northwestern Montana. She read and responded to the online YES! Magazine article, "I Can't Breathe Until Everyone Can Breathe," by Gerald Mitchell. Read Karen's essay, "Love: Free of Fear and Judgment," about how feeling better in her own skin has helped her see the potential in our society.
Elizabeth Schmidt is a student at Kent State in Ohio. She read and responded to the online YES! Magazine article "I Can't Breathe Until Everyone Can Breathe" by Gerald Mitchell. Read Elizabeth's essay, "Compassionate Communities" about the importance of regaining the depth in our feelings so that we may live with awareness and connect with the rest of the world.
Cate Landry is a student at Horizons K-8 School in Boulder, Colorado. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article by Gerald Mitchell, "I Can't Breathe Until Everyone Can Breathe." Read Cate's essay, "Stay Tuned to Change the World" about how TV can educate us on the endless opportunities to create change.
We asked readers to share the moment climate change became urgent for them. Here’s what they said.
In this YES! Short, volunteers discuss what it means to confront the privilege of others—as well as their own.