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HAPPINESS

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

Instead of Trying to Feed the World, Let’s Help It Feed Itself Instead of Trying to Feed the World, Let’s Help It Feed Itself
by Shannon Hayes
We know about the ecological problems that follow when farmers are asked to “feed the world.” What would happen if they just tried to feed their neighbors instead?
An Oasis of Community and Support for Latina Moms An Oasis of Community and Support for Latina Moms
by Sena Christian
In California, many Latina moms find themselves cut off by domestic responsibilities and language barriers. But with the help of trusted mentors, they’re learning new skills and strengthening their support networks.
Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore
by Mark Andrew Boyer
Can we build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? The city of Buffalo did, and created a community jobs pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when neighborhoods take the lead.
Photographs from James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade Photographs from James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade
by Sedat Pakay, Charles Johnson
Sedat Pakay’s disarming photos of James Baldwin during his time in Turkey show a side of the great writer most of us have never seen.
James Baldwin in Turkey
Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food
by YES! online staff
Video: A group of young people in West Oakland are taking control of what they eat and using pedal power to bring local groceries to produce-strapped communities.
The Power of Outrospection The Power of Outrospection
Video: Roman Krznaric on the concept of “outrospection” and how it could shape the 21st century—all illustrated with animated cartoons!
People We Love: David Feld People We Love: David Feld
by Fabien Tepper
Designing nonviolent ways for humans and animals to live in harmony—in the city.
People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson
by Laura Beans
Nurturing African-American culture through gardening.
Shooting Stars and Living Spirit
by Roberto Vargas
4 Lessons for Growing a Family Farm across Generations 4 Lessons for Growing a Family Farm across Generations
by Shannon Hayes
Breaking our families into nuclear units has an ecological and emotional cost. Could the multigenerational farm remind us where to turn for a viable future?
Language and Metaphors for a New Cosmology
by Tim Fox
You Are Where You Live You Are Where You Live
by Susan Griffin
How the sky, rain, geography, and cultures of our place shape us.
Sex in the Wild (a First-Hand Account) Sex in the Wild (a First-Hand Account)
by Eva Hayward
What I learned about love from a hermaphrodite, a cannibal, and a dizzyingly diverse array of sea creatures.
Bringing (Human) Diversity to America’s National Parks Bringing (Human) Diversity to America’s National Parks
by YES! Online Staff
Video: Take a journey to Yosemite National Park with the Amazing Grace 50+ Club, a Los Angeles-based church group that strives to bring more people of color to our national parks.
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