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When Our Leaders Fail to Lead

When Our Leaders Fail to Lead

Posted by David Korten at Dec 02, 2009 05:40 PM |

We have to make them. What David Korten learned from his experiences during the Vietnam War.

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Lessons from an Economic Hit Man

Lessons from an Economic Hit Man

Posted by Ashlee Green at Dec 01, 2009 12:15 PM |

Editorial intern Ashlee Green on what she learned from meeting author John Perkins.

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One More Thing Seattle's WTO Shutdown Taught the World

One More Thing Seattle's WTO Shutdown Taught the World

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Nov 24, 2009 04:50 PM |

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.

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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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A Green, Adolescent Sacrifice

A Green, Adolescent Sacrifice

Posted by Grace Porter at Nov 13, 2009 09:45 AM |

From the climate action blog: Is a driver's license imperatively necessary as a student?

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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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Relieving Global Fever

Relieving Global Fever

Posted by Keeley Harding at Nov 04, 2009 04:15 PM |

Editorial Intern Keeley Harding is energized for climate action with the 2009 Bioneers Conference, 350.org, and the YES! Magazine climate issue.

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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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The Economics of Peace

Posted by David Korten at Nov 02, 2009 09:00 AM |

On October 19, I spoke to the Praxis Peace Institute's Economics of Peace Conference in Sonoma, California. You can read my remarks here.

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Let's play "Who's Got the Lowest Power Bill"

Let's play "Who's Got the Lowest Power Bill"

Posted by jtaylor at Oct 28, 2009 12:15 PM |

From the Climate Action Blog: YES! Magazine's fulfillment assistant Jackie Taylor makes saving the planet her favorite game.

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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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The YES! Garden

The YES! Garden

Posted by sshutts at Oct 23, 2009 01:52 PM |

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.

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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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The 10 Step Diet

The 10 Step Diet

Posted by Jessica Lind-Diamond at Oct 14, 2009 09:40 AM |

When Development Manager Jess Lind-Diamond moved from a downtown apartment to a farmhouse, she developed a new relationship to food.

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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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New Paper for YES! Magazine

New Paper for YES! Magazine

Posted by sshutts at Oct 09, 2009 02:50 PM |

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.

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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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