Strengthening our connections.
The Village Building Convergence
posted May 12, 2010
- Portland, Ore. is the home of the Village Building Convergence, an annual event that draws on the power and creativity of neighbors to build the places they'd like to live.
Neighbors for a New Economy
by Chuck Collinsposted May 05, 2010
- In Greenfield, Mass., a group of neighbors have formed a support group to face their changing world.
Chicago’s $1.3 Million Experiment in Democracy
by Josh Lerner, Megan Wade Antieauposted Apr 20, 2010
- For the first time in the U.S., the city's 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent.
Local Economies Close the Distance Between Us
by Stacy Mitchellposted Apr 13, 2010
- But our city planning policies are rigged against them. How can we support neighborhood businesses that slow the pace of life and encourage people to get to know each other?
Yard for Share: My Hyperlocavore Garden
by Pamela O'Malley Changposted Apr 13, 2010
- When the internet connects gardeners with available land, surprising things can happen.
People We Love :: Carol Beckley
by Kim Eckartposted Apr 13, 2010
- Cultivating a rural community.
People We Love :: Ricardo Navarro
by Ashlee Greenposted Apr 13, 2010
- Choosing a sustainable path.
No Car, No Problem
by Orion Kriegmanposted Apr 05, 2010
- Car-free living not only cuts back on your greenhouse gas emissions. It also builds local community, brings families closer together, and helps support local economies.
Holy Week: A Journey Toward Community
by Pastor Don Mackenzieposted Mar 22, 2010
- The journey through Holy Week is a journey “out of Egypt,” because it frees us from the practices and stereotypes that keep us from moving toward a more positive future.
Banking on Change
posted Mar 18, 2010
- With a briefcase and a motorcycle, a banker in India gets poor communities on their feet—and, in the process, blurs the lines between finance and community organizing.
Church in Our Times: Spirit and Security in the Face of Crisis
by Andrée Zaleskaposted Mar 15, 2010
- Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
Across Race Lines
posted Mar 09, 2010
- Sarah van Gelder discusses "America: The Remix," YES! Magazine's Spring 2010 issue.
Haitian Women Mourn the Dead, Recommit to the Living
by Beverly Bellposted Mar 08, 2010
- In Haiti, International Women's Day is a reminder of what women have done and are still doing to keep hope alive.
African American Farmers Go Organic, Bring Healthy Food to Southeast
by Mark Winneposted Mar 05, 2010
- The Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON), helps members convert to organic agriculture, and organizes a farmers market in a park that was once off-limits to them.
Jen Chau Forms Swirl, Unites Communities
by Berit Andersonposted Mar 04, 2010
- The daughter of a white Jewish mother and a Chinese father, Jen Chau started a meet-up group called Swirl, for multiracial people who wanted to form their own networks.