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It's Going to Be Beautiful

It's Going to Be Beautiful

Posted by Bill McKibben at Dec 11, 2009 03:46 PM |
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Bill McKibben: There are reasons to be encouraged about the negotiations in Copenhagen, and ways to get involved in your own backyard.

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We Hold the Key to Copenhagen

We Hold the Key to Copenhagen

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Dec 10, 2009 01:25 PM |
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"We the People" will have to act up if we want a global agreement that averts climate chaos.

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10 Million People Petition for Climate Action

10 Million People Petition for Climate Action

Posted by Richard Graves at Dec 08, 2009 10:55 AM |
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As some try to lower expectations about the outcome of the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen, public pressure for real action is increasing.

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Veteran Fasts for Peace

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Nov 21, 2009 12:41 PM |
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Concerned for the mental health of soldiers, Thomas Mahany wrote a letter asking President Obama to "deal with the cause, not just the effect" of war's trauma by bringing troops home.

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People Power Brought Down the Berlin Wall

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Nov 09, 2009 09:45 AM |
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Some say it was Ronald Reagan's toughness that forced down the wall. But detente between East and West and grassroots people's movements deserve the credit.

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Scoring Transit and Walkability

Scoring Transit and Walkability

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Nov 06, 2009 05:35 PM |
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Walk Score, a website that ranks the walkability of neighborhoods, now includes public transit in its rankings. Realtors say a good Walk Score rating adds major value to property listings.

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Inside the YES! Worm Bin

Inside the YES! Worm Bin

Posted by sshutts at Nov 03, 2009 08:30 AM |
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From the climate action blog: The YES! office benefits from the composting action of many thousands of now-famous worms.

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Keeping Warm without Warming the Globe

Keeping Warm without Warming the Globe

Posted by arielk at Oct 27, 2009 12:20 PM |
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Media and Outreach intern Ariel Kazunas on winter-proofing for a more climate-happy home.

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A More Green and Connected Life


A More Green and Connected Life


Posted by Alysa Austin at Oct 16, 2009 09:35 AM |
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From the YES! climate blog: Education outreach intern Alysa Austin defies rain, wind, and snow as she bikes her way toward a more connected life.

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Overcoming Historical Trauma

Overcoming Historical Trauma

Posted by Heather Purser at Oct 12, 2009 02:55 PM |
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Heather Purser reflects on the legacy that years of extermination and assimilation have had in modern Native communities.

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Senate Apology to Native People—A Good First Step

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Oct 12, 2009 11:35 AM |
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The apology to Native people passed by the Senate last week is a step towards reconciliation. But on this Columbus Day, let's be clear that an apology must be followed by action.

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Obama's Unusual Nobel Peace Prize Just Right for Unusual Times

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Oct 10, 2009 03:15 PM |
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There's little time left to take on nuclear proliferation and climate chaos. Can the Nobel Peace Prize help President Obama to step up to these threats?

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No Impact Man and the National TV Circuit

No Impact Man and the National TV Circuit

Posted by kime at Oct 09, 2009 02:20 PM |
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A series of interviews this week, from CBS to Comedy Central, put Colin Beavan in front of millions. But can viewers laugh and learn?

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Support for Health Care Reform on the Rise

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Oct 07, 2009 05:14 PM |
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Support for reform rebounds after a summer of widely-publicized misinformation campaigns.

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Activist to British Prime Minister, Can You Hear Me Now?

Activist to British Prime Minister, Can You Hear Me Now?

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Sep 21, 2009 06:05 PM |
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Youth activist Iris Andrews gets a commitment on climate change from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, first-hand, on her cell phone.

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Michelle Obama: Diet for Postpartisan Politics

Michelle Obama: Diet for Postpartisan Politics

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Sep 18, 2009 03:53 PM |
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The first lady launches a White House farmers market. Could her food agenda unite the nation?

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One Man’s Trash Is Kuros Zahedi’s Art

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Sep 11, 2009 12:10 PM |
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Artist turns one man's year-long trash-collection experiment into a hopeful vision.

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A Patriot Resigns

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Sep 05, 2009 06:25 PM |
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At YES!, we've known Van Jones from his work with disaffected youth in Oakland through his rise to the White House. And here's what we know: Van is a true patriot.

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Mourning a Health Care Champion

Mourning a Health Care Champion

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Aug 26, 2009 01:40 PM |
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Ted Kennedy never stopped fighting to make health care in this nation what it already was in his eyes: a universal, fundamental right of all Americans.

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Happy Birthday, Medicare

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Jul 30, 2009 05:20 PM |
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On Medicare’s 44th birthday, we should be learning from its example. Instead, we’re trapped in the same cycle that almost destroyed it.

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