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HAPPINESS

The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.

Mali's Gift Economy Mali's Gift Economy
by Beverly Bell
In Mali, one of the most cash poor nations in the world, "dama" or the gift economy is thriving.
People We Love :: Chris Goodman People We Love :: Chris Goodman
by Kim Nochi
In defense of a good education.
Sherman Alexie, How Do You Dare to Tell the     Truth? Sherman Alexie, How Do You Dare to Tell the Truth?
by Heather Purser
A young native writer’s ambush interview with Sherman Alexie throws her into a whirlpool of unanswerable questions about tribal loyalty, silence, and healing.
Marshmallows and Gratification Marshmallows and Gratification
A TED talk by Joachim de Posada.
Anthropology 101: How to Change the World Anthropology 101: How to Change the World
by Tom Murphy
Professor Tom Murphy wanted his students to reconnect with nature. Now, they work beside farmers, fishermen, wastewater technicians, environmental groups, and Native American leaders through an award-winning service learning program.
You Are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring You Are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring
by Paul Hawken
The Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009
Would Obama’s Mother be Amazed? Would Obama’s Mother be Amazed?
by Fran Korten
Would Barack Obama’s mother be amazed that her son is president of the United States? Fran Korten knew his mother, and she doesn’t think she would be.
In Review :: Homemade Revolution In Review :: Homemade Revolution
by Erik Knutzen
A hand-cranked and pedal-powered guide to shrinking your home electricity use.
The Garden of Eatin' The Garden of Eatin'
Presidential households from Jefferson to Roosevelt kept gardens at the White House. Why shouldn’t President Obama? A colorful history of Pennsylvania Avenue’s “edible landscape.”
If You Give a Kid a Shovel If You Give a Kid a Shovel
by Joe Gillespie
Joe Gillespie from Crescent City, California, started his first school garden in 1993 with 50 raised beds. Today, he and his middle school students are growing vegetables year-round, monitoring wind turbines, and experiencing the incredible joy of connecting with each other and the land.
Invite the World for Dinner Invite the World for Dinner
by Jim Haynes
Every week for the past 30 years, Jim Haynes has hosted a Sunday dinner in his home in Paris. People, including total strangers, call or e-mail to book a spot. The first 50 or 60 people who call may come, and twice that many when the weather is nice and the crowd can overflow into the garden.
YES! Picks :: Our Favorite     Cookbooks YES! Picks :: Our Favorite Cookbooks
The staff here at YES! has put together their ultimate cookbook shelf. Take a look and Bon Appetit!
New Crop of Farmers :: Kristine & Ryan Jepsen   New Crop of Farmers :: Kristine & Ryan Jepsen
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
We wanted to prove to ourselves that small-scale sustainable agriculture can flourish, providing both good food and livelihoods for our friends, neighbors, and regional food network.
New Crop of Farmers :: Brian & Meghan Peterka      New Crop of Farmers :: Brian & Meghan Peterka
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
Today’s young farmers are protecting the land and the seeds, reclaiming farming traditions, and sharing the abundance with family and community. Meet a bunch of those young farmers in our photo essay.
New Crop of Farmers :: Andy Asmus & Emily Dietzman    New Crop of Farmers :: Andy Asmus & Emily Dietzman
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
As a farmer my complete being is engaged and challenged physically, mentally, and emotionally.
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