Happiness

A New Year's Resolution for the Whole Planet
More than two thousand of you have already signed up for No Impact Week, Colin Beavan's national one-week carbon cleanse with YES! Here's what to expect during the next 8 days.
North Dakota: Banking on the Locals
Video: David Brancaccio visits a bank that is invested in its community.
Confessions of a Local Supremacist
by Shannon Hayes
What I learned about community when I finally welcomed newcomers into mine.
No Impact Week with YES!: January 2011
Stories, resources, multimedia, and discussion on the exciting project that could change the way you think about your life—and the planet, too.
Colin Beavan: Help Me Build a Better Future
by Colin Beavan
"No Impact Man" on what thousands have learned about happiness, community, and low-impact living through No Impact Week. Join him and YES! on January 2nd to kick off the next experiment.
What Can One Person Do When 6.8 Billion Are Frying the Planet?
A visual essay.
The Light of Christmas
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
May it be that someday, all people will have access to light in this darkness and be able to help with the important healing of creation.
Happy Holidays? 6 Ways to Get There
by James Baraz
Research-tested strategies for feeling the joy of the holiday season.
Learning to Live on Less
by Sarah Byrnes
Connie Allen started a support group for friends adjusting to smaller incomes.
The Good Life? It’s Close to Home
by John McKnight and Peter Block
Rebuilding families and neighborhoods around the gifts each of us offers.
5 Questions to Awaken Your Functional Family
by John McKnight and Peter Block
The path to restoring function to the family in a citizen society, not a consumer society, is quite simple. It begins with five questions.
Want Successful Students? Meet the Parents
by Girlie Forman
Girlie Forman shares her personal experience, her sense of humor, and food to connect with her high school students—and their families.
YES! Recommends: Tell Me Your Stories
by Jing Fong
Tell Me Your Stories connects young and older people through oral history interviews. Curriculum, interview templates, and other tools guide students through the interview process.
Getting Boys to Read, Story of Food
by Jing Fong
Two resources that explore how to get boys to be lifelong readers and where our food comes from.
Why Sign Up for No Impact Week?
by Aran Seaman
A No Impact Week veteran reflects on how the one-week carbon cleanse taught him to be happier—and how it could teach you, too.