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HAPPINESS

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

Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope
by Anna Marie Carter
"The Seed Lady of Watts" is getting fresh food into an area better known for its toxics and poverty
Urban Peacemaker
Nane Alexandrez returned from Vietnam to a community struggling with drugs, violence, and poverty. Determined to reach young people with alternatives to violence, he started Barrios Unidos. but to succeed, he found he had to confront his own addiction.
Put Some Heart Into It: Spirit in Action
by Linda Stout
Spirit in Action: Create a collective vision; Take time for community, and bring spirit into our work for change.
Earth Democracy - an interview with Vandana Shiva
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder, Vandana Shiva
an interview with Vandana Shiva, about seed saving, cultural insecurity, economic insecurity in India, hope
Watching the Watchers
by Megan Rowling
Surveillance Camera Players, SCP, retaining privacy, Street Performances challenging surveillance technologies
Broadband Democracy
by Jeff Chester, Gary O. Larson
center for Digital Democracy, open access to the internet, electronic commons
Study Circle Democracy Study Circle Democracy
by Cecile Andrews
Deliberative democracy through study circles.
Yes! But How?
by Pamela O'Malley Chang, Beth Balderston
Recycling computers, unclog bathroom drain, non-toxic solutions, bees nests, hornets
Turning the Sword
by Milenko Matanovic
Is art for museums and collectors, or does it belong in the streets? Could art help us turn away from mass–produced violence and ugliness, and give each of us ways to forge an imaginative and beautiful future?
The Time of Your Life
by Martin Keogh
With leaps, bounds, and stillness, dancers make peace with time.
Who's Afraid of Music
by Carol Estes
Music can tell truths that otherwise go unheard, inspiring action, and sustaining resistance.
Resource Guide: Art and Community Resource Guide: Art and Community
Resource Guide for the Summer 2002 issue of YES! on Art and Community.
Dancing In Praise Of
by Linda Frye Burnham
In 1998, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange began the Hallelujah initiative, creating new performance works with 15 communities all across the US. The initiative is intended to “celebrate edge-of-the-millennium America in all of its vividness, beauty, strength and quirkiness.”
American Journey: A Test And Freedom
by Kim Stafford
American Journey: A test and freedom, by Kim Stafford, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,
A Place For Dignity
by Carol Estes
Dignity Village in Portland, Oregon, a tent city. Dignity Village is fundamentally different. It's a self-governing community of about 60 homeless people who take care of themselves by taking care of each other.
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