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The Righteous Small House: Challenging House Size and the Irresponsible American Dream The Righteous Small House: Challenging House Size and the Irresponsible American Dream
by Jason McLennan
An architect asks, at what point does size cancel out sustainability?
An Invitation to Sacred Intention An Invitation to Sacred Intention
by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Three friends from different faiths offer guidance for forming intentions that focus not on what we do or don't have, but on who we are.
We Are All Connected We Are All Connected
Electronic musician John Boswell's project "The Symphony of Science" sets scientific knowledge to music, exploring our relationship with one another and with the universe.
YES! Recommends: No Impact Project YES! Recommends: No Impact Project
No Impact Man, Colin Beavan, and his family have inspired a nation to swap their old consumer habits for new environmentally-friendly ones. The recently launched No Impact Curriculum brings the lessons learned from this year-long journey to your classroom.
Christine Everson Essay on "Know Yourself, Change Your World" Christine Everson Essay on "Know Yourself, Change Your World"
by Christine Everson
Christine Everson, a student at Western Washington University's Woodring School of Education, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Know Yourself, Change Your World" by Parker Palmer. Read Christine's essay on how she overcame fear and accepted her medical condition, with the help of a teacher she learned to trust.
Chris Claudillo Essay on "Know Yourself, Change Your World" Chris Claudillo Essay on "Know Yourself, Change Your World"
by Chris Caudillo
Chris Caudillo, a student at Western Washington University's Woodring School of Education, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Know Yourself, Change Your World," by Parker Palmer. Read Chris' essay on how to ensure that teachers' voices speak louder than noise from Facebook, YouTube, and celebrities.
Exemplary Essay on "Blessings Revealed" Exemplary Essay on "Blessings Revealed"
by Shawn Clark
Shawn Clark, a senior at Northland Preparatory Academy in Flagstaff, Arizona, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Blessings Revealed" by Puanani Burgess. Read Shawn's essay on how his gifts of poetry and playing guitar bring happiness to friends and others, but, in his opinion, aren't necessarily recognized by society as "smart."
Between Overworked and Out of Work Between Overworked and Out of Work
by Dean Baker
Giving employers incentives to offer paid time off would boost employment, stimulate the economy, and help the U.S. move toward a healthier life-work balance.
Smarter School Lunches Smarter School Lunches
by Ellen Mahoney
Healthy, local food for all kids? "Renegade Lunch Lady" Ann Cooper is starting a revolution in school cafeterias.
John Francis Walks the Earth John Francis Walks the Earth
For over two decades, John Francis has been traveling the planet by foot and sail learning about environmental respect. For 17 of those years, he did so without speaking. Luckily for us, he's taken to spreading his message—here in a speech for TED.
Is Laughter the Best Medicine? Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
by R. Morgan Griffin
Feeling rundown? Try laughing more. Some researchers think laughter just might be the best medicine, helping you feel better and putting that spring back in your step.
Transition Albany: A Local Response to Climate Change Transition Albany: A Local Response to Climate Change
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
Meet Catherine Sutton, the initiator of Transition Albany—the effort of a 1.7-square-mile California town (population 16,500+) to transform itself into a self-reliant and resilient community.
12 Innovations From the '00s That Could Save Us
by Sarah van Gelder
With climate disruption, war, and a faltering economy, the '00s were tough. Still, seeds were sewn for a more green and egalitarian 2010s. And peoples movements offer the power to make real change happen.
10 Courageous Things You Can Do to Build Community 10 Courageous Things You Can Do to Build Community
by Milenko Matanovic
Building strong communities is critical, hard work. It’s also one of the most courageous and important things each of us can do every day.
Growing Home—Urban Agriculture in Chicago Growing Home—Urban Agriculture in Chicago
Orrin Williams of Growing Home explains urban agriculture's crucial role in rebuilding our cities and communities—from increasing job security and food access to decreasing the environmental impact of farming.
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