Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big Change
Feb 13, 2009
- 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.
Lessons from My Mother’s Village Kitchen
by Madhu Suri PrakashFeb 13, 2009
- Schools, fresh foods, and memories from India. Madhu Suri Prakash reflects on the culinary traditions of her family.
Saying Grace Around the World
by Nikki McClure, Anna SternFeb 13, 2009
- Artist Nikki McClure adds her touch to our collection of mealtime prayers from around the world.
Fresh from … the City
by Mark WinneFeb 13, 2009
- Citizens and local policymakers join up to get fresh foods to schools and neighborhoods.
New Crop of Farmers
Feb 13, 2009
- Today’s young farmers are protecting the land and seeds, reclaiming farming traditions, and sharing abundance with family and community. Meet some of these young farmers in our photo essay.
Quote :: Wendell Berry
by Wendell BerryFeb 13, 2009
- "A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one's accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which food comes."
Theme Guide :: Food for Everyone
Feb 13, 2009
- Imagine a food system that delivers fresh, organic food to everybody. Can't be done in a world of industrial food? We say it can, and it must, especially in these economic hard times. Here's how…
The Greenhorns :: Film Trailer
Feb 11, 2009
- America's young farmers show promising signs of an agricultural revival.
Changing the World: One Story at a Time
by Anna UnkovichJan 16, 2009
- For former teacher and Chicken Soup for the Classroom co-author Anna Unkovich, a “nightmare” teaching moment was the key to a more open classroom and sharing stories.
Connect and Engage: Making History
by Jing FongJan 16, 2009
- To teach happiness, be happy. Teachers, in particular, need support to be passionate and content in a challenging profession. The Center for Courage and Renewal's "Courage to Teach" supports this belief with essays, articles, and a retreat program.
Interview with “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan
by Colin Beavan, Amy GoodmanDec 29, 2008
- Amy Goodman talks with Colin Beavan on Democracy Now. “And finally, on this Christmas Eve, I’m joined by a man who makes a compelling environmental case for a non-consumptive Christmas. Colin Beavan is also known as the No Impact Man. Beavan, along with his wife, their two-year-old daughter and dog, spent a year attempting to minimize their ecological footprint while continuing to live in the heart of New York City.”
Visual Learning: NYC Pillow Fight
by Jing FongDec 29, 2008
- Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. With this YES! lesson plan, you and your students can luxuriate—and pause—to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not).
Health Care By and For the People
by Sarah van GelderDec 19, 2008
- The Obama transition team is asking you to help create a new health care policy. Really. This may be more important than it sounds. The key dividing lines over how to fix our country's broken health care system are becoming clear.
Three Cups of Tea
Dec 17, 2008
- In Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson, and journalist David Oliver Relin, take you on a journey that begins with a climber’s failed attempt to scale Pakistan’s K2 and follows with his repaying a poor Pakistani village that nursed him back to health by building them a school.
Happy Teachers :: Reader Comments
Dec 17, 2008
- The Winter 2009 issue of YES! investigates how to be happy … sustainably. We asked you about happiness in the classroom and beyond. Here is what your colleagues say.