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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.
Update :: Americans Really Mean It: We Want     Universal Health Care Update :: Americans Really Mean It: We Want Universal Health Care
Americans Really Mean It: We Want Universal Health Care.
Go Organic: A Month of Organic Eating Go Organic: A Month of Organic Eating
by Laura Kaliebe
Organic. Marketing ploy or easy way to get a little greener? Laura Kaliebe attempts to find out by eating organic for 30 days.
In Review :: Bill Cleveland’s Art and Upheaval In Review :: Bill Cleveland’s Art and Upheaval
by Brooke Jarvis
Review of Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontlines, by Bill Cleveland
People We Love :: America Bracho People We Love :: America Bracho
Profile of America Bracho, who fights for health care by and for the people in Orange County, California.
Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big     Change Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big Change
Peace in Gaza. Refuseniks. Protecting tenants' rights. Public water trust. Protecting Brazil's rainforests. Climate change. Renewable energy in Hawaii. Sharing rides. Army leasing electric vehicles. Cleaner energy. Campaign finance reform.
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