The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.
Theme Guide :: Sustainable Happiness
posted Oct 31, 2008
- What makes us happy? It's a question we could leave to philosophers and poets, except for this: the pursuit of happiness, as now defined, is running our world into the ground. So the question that may turn out to be key to our future is: How can we have happy people and a happy planet?
Connect and Engage: Addressing Fear
posted Oct 27, 2008
- Here are lesson plans and how-to resources forcoming to terms with false assumptions about immigrants, the current economic crisis, and walls that separate important relationships. Simply put, it’s about addressing fear with clarity and calmness.
WTO Photo Quiz :: 1
by Kevin Sharpposted Aug 04, 2008
- Photographer Kevin Sharp paired his photos of the 1999 event with stills from the new film "Battle in Seattle". You might be surprised by what's real and what's not.
Update :: Children Helping Children
by Layla Aslaniposted Jul 30, 2008
- 9 years ago in YES! … we reported on 16-year-old Craig Kielburger who, at age 12, got together with some friends to form Free The Children (FTC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to abolishing child labor worldwide. Today … we check in on the work of Free The Children.
In Review :: Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime
by Ann Lovejoyposted Jul 30, 2008
- Ann Lovejoy, gardener and garden writer extraordinaire, reviews Kenneth Helphand's book about gardens made in wartime. These gardens speak of the fierce and persistent hope that exist wherever seeds and soil can be found.
In Review :: Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea
by James Trimarcoposted Jul 30, 2008
- Best-selling author Mark Kurlansky describes the movements—often religious in origin—that have denounced war in favor of active nonviolent resistance.
In Review :: The Urban Homestead and Northwest Green Home Primer
by Pamela O'Malley Changposted Jul 30, 2008
- A good-natured guide for urbanites who want to live off the land without leaving the city limits.
People We Love :: Erica Wheeler
posted Jul 30, 2008
- Erica Wheeler leads workshops that help people connect to the land.
People We Love :: Hari Kondabolu
by Layla Aslaniposted Jul 30, 2008
- Kondabolu uses comedy to point out hidden assumptions about immigrants.
The Power of Food
by Madeline Ostranderposted Jul 30, 2008
- Providing food for people in need – regardless of whether they are “deserving” is a central part of Sara Miles' spiritual journey. St Gregory's food pantry in San Francisco.
We Are Hard-Wired to Care and Connect
by David Kortenposted Jul 30, 2008
- Recent research has shown that our brains are made to support caring, cooperation, and service. David Korten says there is evidence that we can learn to get along across the red-blue divide—after all, we want most of the same things. As a bonus, we'll be healthier and happier if we do.
Evangelicals’ Faith Leads Them to Issues of Environment and Social Justice
by Valerie Saturenposted Jul 30, 2008
- Valerie Saturen looks at major changes in the Evangelical movement. It's growing beyond its narrow focus on wedge issues like abortion to focus more on environmental protection and social justice.
The Last Last Sunday
by Robert Jensenposted Jul 29, 2008
- Last Sunday was an attempt to combine interests in progressive politics, spirituality, and arts, and culture by creating a space for people to come together that wouldn't feel like a traditional political meeting, church, or concert.
Doctor's Orders: Health Coverage for Everyone
by Daina Saibposted Jul 29, 2008
- The movement for universal single-payer health care is growing, and it's not just liberals who are behind it. Dana Saib talks to the doctors and small business owners—including Republicans—who are lobbying for health care reform in "Doctors' Orders: Health Coverage for Everyone."
by Velcrow Ripperposted Jul 18, 2008
- In a world teetering on the edge of self-destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeroes' of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history.