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The Missing Vision

The Missing Vision

Posted by David Korten at Jan 04, 2011 01:00 AM |

Deep change begins with a vision of possibility.

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Out of Chaos

Out of Chaos

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jan 03, 2011 05:00 PM |

15 years ago, YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder wrote this piece for the launch issue of YES! How well does it stand up in a world that is, if anything, more chaotic?

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The Age of Vulnerability

The Age of Vulnerability

Posted by John Cavanagh at Jan 03, 2011 11:00 AM |

The 2008 financial crash redefined what it means to be economically vulnerable. Some nations are responding by building more rooted local economies. Will the U.S. learn from them?

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Austin: Learning to Run a Cooperative

Austin: Learning to Run a Cooperative

Posted by aabdallah at Jan 02, 2011 01:00 AM |

Video: David Brancaccio visits the owners of Yo Mama's Catering Cooperative.

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North Dakota: Banking on the Locals

North Dakota: Banking on the Locals

Posted by aabdallah at Dec 31, 2010 01:25 AM |

Video: David Brancaccio visits a bank that is invested in its community.

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Confessions of a Local Supremacist

Confessions of a Local Supremacist

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Dec 31, 2010 01:15 AM |

What I learned about community when I finally welcomed newcomers into mine.

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Cleveland: Industrial-Sized Co-ops

Cleveland: Industrial-Sized Co-ops

Posted by aabdallah at Dec 30, 2010 12:32 PM |

Video: David Brancaccio learns how the co-op community is growing.

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The Light of Christmas

The Light of Christmas

Posted by Pastor Don Mackenzie at Dec 24, 2010 01:00 AM |

May it be that someday, all people will have access to light in this darkness and be able to help with the important healing of creation.

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Learning to Live on Less

Learning to Live on Less

Posted by Sarah Byrnes at Dec 23, 2010 01:05 AM |

Connie Allen started a support group for friends adjusting to smaller incomes.

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10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Dec 22, 2010 04:00 PM |

There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation.

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Yes, There is An Alternative

Yes, There is An Alternative

Posted by Robin Broad at Dec 20, 2010 04:20 PM |

More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.

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Portland, Maine: Swapping Ditch-Digging for Legal Services

Portland, Maine: Swapping Ditch-Digging for Legal Services

Posted by aabdallah at Dec 20, 2010 01:45 PM |

Video: David Brancaccio spends some time at Hour Exchange Portland.

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How do you celebrate the holidays with less stuff?

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Dec 17, 2010 04:51 PM |

Your answers to our Speak Up question.

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The Tiny House Movement

The Tiny House Movement

Posted by aabdallah at Dec 17, 2010 01:57 PM |

Video: David Brancaccio learns about extreme downsizing with residents of tiny houses.

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Strategies for Carbon Neutrality

Strategies for Carbon Neutrality

Posted by Richard Conlin at Dec 16, 2010 01:15 PM |

What are a city's options for cutting its carbon?

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Miami Rice: The Business of Disaster in Haiti

Miami Rice: The Business of Disaster in Haiti

Posted by Beverly Bell and Tory Field at Dec 16, 2010 11:10 AM |

Haitian farmers are resisting rice imports they say cripple their chances of real food security.

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YES! Picks: Green Gift Ideas

YES! Picks: Green Gift Ideas

Posted by aabdallah at Dec 15, 2010 11:10 AM |

Our holiday guide to thoughtful gifts that will get you on the nice list.

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Cancún: Changing the Climate Conversation

Cancún: Changing the Climate Conversation

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Dec 14, 2010 06:00 PM |

Seven years ago, activists in Cancún started a powerful international movement. How can climate justice advocates have the same impact?

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Make Your Own Kombucha

Make Your Own Kombucha

Posted by Rich & Carol Radtke at Dec 14, 2010 09:00 AM |

Our readers from Coyote Ridge Farms share their Kombucha recipe.

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Light in Dark Times

Light in Dark Times

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at Dec 13, 2010 12:15 PM |

On finding hope during the holidays.

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