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Powerful ideas, practical actions from the YES! community.

2010 a Tipping Point for Renewable Energy

Brooke Jarvis at Jul 28, 2010 03:30 PM |

100 days into the BP disaster, it's time to quit claiming that an economy based on fossil fuels is our only option.

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More Than A Mantra: “We’re All in This Together”

Margaret Wheatley at Jul 27, 2010 10:00 AM |

Even in this fractured time, we can find strength in solidarity.

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Listening Across the Divide

Rabbi Ted Falcon at Jul 26, 2010 05:30 PM |

How do we work with others who believe that theirs is the Only Way?

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The Wisdom of the Mulla

Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Jul 16, 2010 09:37 AM |

The well-loved trickster from Islamic folklore reminds us to trust, laugh, and be honest with ourselves.

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France (Not) to Repay Debt to Haiti

Brooke Jarvis at Jul 15, 2010 12:50 PM |

A prank website is bringing France's colonial crimes into the spotlight.

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Health Care Happy Endings

Dr. Ken Fabert at Jul 14, 2010 05:20 PM |

New Zealand's health care system still allows for happy endings. But what about the U.S.?

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Independence Day

Pastor Don Mackenzie at Jul 08, 2010 04:35 PM |

America may be free from a monarch, but can we be truly independent in a consumerist society?

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But What About Embedded Carbon?

Richard Conlin at Jul 02, 2010 03:15 PM |

Yes, you create emissions when you burn gasoline, but what about the carbon emissions from making the car?

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Live Dangerously: 10 Easy Steps

Shannon Hayes at Jun 28, 2010 03:30 PM |

When Shannon Hayes made a list of easy steps for becoming a radical homemaker, she didn't realize just how revolutionary they were.

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Back to Shore

Pastor Don Mackenzie at Jun 25, 2010 10:10 AM |

A drift from substance is a recurring pattern in religious life. What will it take to call ourselves back to the essentials?

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An Antidote to Urgency

Margaret Wheatley at Jun 24, 2010 09:50 AM |

What does it take to think clearly when disaster strikes?

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People Without Homes, Homes Without People

Brooke Jarvis at Jun 24, 2010 07:05 AM |

In New York City, low-income people fighting for affordable housing are taking on the developers of vacant condo projects.

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US Social Forum Kicks Off

Sarah van Gelder at Jun 22, 2010 09:05 PM |

The US Social Forum begins with arrivals of caravans and a poor people's march, and an opening "We have a dream" protest march and rally.

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Solstice in a Finnish Village

Sarah van Gelder at Jun 21, 2010 09:05 PM |

Bonfires, birch branches, and saunas. And a chance to discover who will be your true love.

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Detroit’s Renewal: Can It Inspire the Social Forum?

Sarah van Gelder at Jun 21, 2010 02:45 PM |

Detroit is known for its decay, violence, and gas-guzzling cars. With thousands of activists coming to town, will it also become known as a source of hope?

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Where Do Our Carbon Emissions Come From, Anyway?

Richard Conlin at Jun 15, 2010 04:45 PM |

Seattle is working to become America's first climate neutral city. But first, it has to figure out where its carbon comes from.

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Haitian Farmers: So All Can Eat, Produce It Here

Doudou Pierre with Beverly Bell at Jun 15, 2010 10:40 AM |

Haitians are working to make food sovereignty a key part of post-earthquake rebuilding.

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Polls: Time for Action

Madeline Ostrander at Jun 11, 2010 05:30 PM |

In the wake of the BP disaster in the Gulf, Americans are ready for clean energy.

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Beyond the Blame Game

Rabbi Ted Falcon at Jun 11, 2010 04:55 PM |

How can we step into the experience of the other and learn that true dialogue is possible only when blame is shared.

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Weaving A Great Turning: Transition Albany Takes It Step-by-Step

Pamela O'Malley Chang at Jun 10, 2010 12:40 PM |

A follow-up on the efforts to transform a 1.7-square-mile California town into a self-sufficient and resilient community.

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