Strengthening our connections.
New Orleans to Ottawa: After the Storm, the Brainstorming Begins
by Francesca Lymanposted May 10, 2006
- Creative and effective responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita came not from where most had expected—the U.S. government—but from the grassroots.
New York City: All Together Now Keeps Urban Residents Ready for Anything
by Courtney Thompsonposted May 10, 2006
- According to the New York City project All Together Now, the program set out to create disaster--resilient communities in New York City’s five boroughs by having participants meet regularly with neighbors to go over these precautionary methods and, along the way, get to know each other and each other’s needs—so that if and when disaster strikes, neighbors can rely on neighbors.
Reader Response: 50 Ways to Survive and Thrive
posted Mar 31, 2006
- Ideas for living better in the future, practical suggestions from our readers.
Cohousing Comes of Age
by Neshama Abraham Paissposted Feb 19, 2006
- Trends from the growing cohousing movement: commitment to environmental stewardship, continued social/political action, and growth of elder cohousing.
'Veggie Bus' Delivers Sisterly Love and Goodwill
by Barbara Sehrposted Jan 11, 2006
- Residents of Port Townsend reach across the miles to help Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, another waterfront artist colony battered by Hurricane Katrina.
Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley
by Dee Axelrodposted Dec 12, 2005
- For the Reverend Lee T. Wesley, whose Baton Rouge congregation helped shelter 500 displaced New Orleans residents, the flood washed up more than the detritus of a city. The receding waters revealed hard truths about poverty and racism. YES! senior editor Dee Axelrod spoke with him by phone at his Community Bible Baptist Church.
Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson
by Sarah Ruth van Gelderposted Dec 12, 2005
- No-bid contracts. “Opportunity” zones. Massive federal spending. Big decisions are being made about the Gulf region, but what do residents and evacuees want? YES! editor Sarah van Gelder interviews Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
Finding Safe Harbor
by Debra McKinneyposted Nov 09, 2005
- Safe Harbor is a nonprofit hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, a kind of sanctuary where people coming out of shelters or off the streets can stay while they work some things out.
I Stand With You Against the Disorder
by Jeanette Armstrongposted Nov 08, 2005
- An indigenous woman invites us to learn how America’s rootless culture looks to a people who are “dream and land together”
A Stranger at the Door
by Anna Maria Pinedaposted Nov 08, 2005
- Although Las Posadas is a beautiful ritual, the reality it addresses is a painful one: the reality of human need and exclusion.
At the Mercy of Strangers
by Wendy Lustbaderposted Aug 29, 2005
- What would you ask of the people who will care for you when you are unable to care for yourself?
Where Will I Live When I Get Older?
by Carolyn McConnellposted Aug 15, 2005
- Green House Project replaces nursing homes.
Parenting: The Sequel
by Steve and Rita Old Coyote, Dee Axelrodposted Aug 15, 2005
- These grandparents bring savvy and compassion to the task of raising another generation
Art in the Village
by Abby Scherposted May 25, 2005
- From abandoned to beautiful: Lily Yeh partnered with the youth of North Philadelphia to transform a neighborhood.
Extreme Makeover: Neighborhood Edition
by David Wannposted May 09, 2005