YES! Magazine Blogs
Powerful ideas, practical actions from the YES! community.
Among the many ripple effects of the successful shutdown of the WTO in Seattle in 1999 is one that few know about. The organizing that went into the direct action, marches, media center, and forums inspired the organizers of the World Social Forums, which have become some of the world's most important centers of people power.
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.
From the climate action blog: Is a driver's license imperatively necessary as a student?
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.
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.
Editorial Intern Keeley Harding is energized for climate action with the 2009 Bioneers Conference, 350.org, and the YES! Magazine climate issue.
From the climate action blog: The YES! office benefits from the composting action of many thousands of now-famous worms.
On October 19, I spoke to the Praxis Peace Institute's Economics of Peace Conference in Sonoma, California. You can read my remarks here.
From the Climate Action Blog: YES! Magazine's fulfillment assistant Jackie Taylor makes saving the planet her favorite game.
Media and Outreach intern Ariel Kazunas on winter-proofing for a more climate-happy home.
Here's a peek at some of the actions we are taking here at the YES! office in Bainbridge Island, Washington, from individual choices to decisions that affect the whole publication.
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.
When Development Manager Jess Lind-Diamond moved from a downtown apartment to a farmhouse, she developed a new relationship to food.
Heather Purser reflects on the legacy that years of extermination and assimilation have had in modern Native communities.
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.
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?
For the next two weeks, we will show you some of the climate actions we are taking here at the YES! office in Bainbridge Island, Washington, from individual choices to decisions that affect the whole publication.
A series of interviews this week, from CBS to Comedy Central, put Colin Beavan in front of millions. But can viewers laugh and learn?
Media and outreach intern Ariel realizes it really is all about "location location location."