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Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company
by Valerie Schloredt
Running their own utility means sun and wind energy instead of coal.
Bring On the Next American Revolution Bring On the Next American Revolution
by Larry Gabriel
Book Review: At 96, Grace Boggs gives us a new handbook for transformation—from victims to empowered citizens.
Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude
by Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein reviews David Graeber’s book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years.
In Sendai, A Tough Year of New Priorities In Sendai, A Tough Year of New Priorities
by Anne Thomas
One year after the Japan earthquake and tsunami, a Sendai teacher finds hope and gratitude in reconstruction.
We’re the People: Close-Ups from Zuccotti Park We’re the People: Close-Ups from Zuccotti Park
by Joseph O. Holmes
Photo Essay: Portraits of a nascent society.
5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense 5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense
by Michael Shuman
Concerned about Wall Street’s devastating impact on communities? Then invest in yourself—the most local investment of all.
6 Ways to Empower Others 6 Ways to Empower Others
by Starhawk
What makes a good leader? The gift of strengthening everyone else.
Book Review: The Empowerment Manual Book Review: The Empowerment Manual
by Olivia Rosane
Starhawk's guide to collaborative group success.
Jennifer Real: Protecting Clean Water Jennifer Real: Protecting Clean Water
by Jennifer Kaye
This PTA mom is leading the fight against toxic waste in her Texas hometown.
Save the Shoes! A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter Save the Shoes! A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter
Volunteer Firefighter Mark Bezos reminds us that heroism starts with everyday acts of kindness.
Deb Richter: A Cure for Broken Health Care Deb Richter: A Cure for Broken Health Care
by Daniel Fireside
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Meet the doctor who uprooted her life to bring universal health care to Vermont.
Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local
by Mike Wold
We usually think of the demand for local, organic foods as coming from the North. But in southern Mexico, the growing localist movement is a strategy for survival.
Local Economies for a Global Future Local Economies for a Global Future
by Jason F. McLennan
Yes, we need to relocalize—but that doesn’t mean we're headed for provincialism. Anticipating our near-heavy, far-light future.
Why Own When You Can Share? Why Own When You Can Share?
Welcome to the new age of collaborative consumption.
May Boeve: Friendship to Carry Us Through Crisis May Boeve: Friendship to Carry Us Through Crisis
by Colin Beavan
The YES! Breakthrough 15: The worldwide climate-change movement started with the dreams of a few college friends.
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