The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.
Putting My Kids' Art in the Trash: How I Got Past the Guilt
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 20, 2013
- It feels bad to throw away the crayon drawings and unfinished projects. But the memories stored there can never really be lost.
A Piazza on Every Block: How DIY Placemaking Is Transforming Communities
by Jay Walljasperposted Aug 16, 2013
- Americans who’ve enjoyed the vibrant public places of Europe and Latin America are bringing the idea back to the cities and towns of the U.S.
The Spiritual Side of Photographing Mandela, Tutu, and the Dalai Lama
by Valerie Schloredtposted Aug 15, 2013
- Photographer Jane Feldman on earning the trust of beloved world leaders—and capturing their laughter.
Can Crowdsourcing Help Save Dying Languages?
by Michele Lent Hirschposted Aug 13, 2013
- More than 3,000 of the world’s languages are at risk of dying out, but a new set of tools will help the linguists and advocates who defend them.
How a “Dog Person” Learned to Love a Neighbor’s Kid
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 06, 2013
- I never expected to develop such a strong connection with another person’s child. But once it happened, I had to learn how to let her go.
Joining a Rural Community: Why It Takes Years to Be Accepted
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 02, 2013
- Country people have a reputation for viewing outsiders with skepticism. But it turns out they have good reasons for doing that.
World-Healing Wisdom: Karen Armstrong’s Vision for a Compassionate Future
by Nadia Colburnposted Jul 31, 2013
- Armstrong believes that we can find the wisdom we need by looking to the origins of today’s world religions.
“Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies
by Katrina Rabelerposted Jul 30, 2013
- Ron Finley speaks to YES! about why “gardening is gangsta” and how he's getting city youth back in the dirt.
How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness
by Jay Walljasperposted Jul 26, 2013
- When we share our yards, sidewalks, and other common spaces, we find a greater sense of belonging and connection to those around us.
A Marathon Runner’s Lessons for a Saner Civilization
by Andy Lee Rothposted Jul 25, 2013
- Long-distance running demands that athletes pace themselves and keep the future in mind. Might they have something to teach those who want to create a sustainable society?
It Takes Time: Why Sustainable Farming Can’t Be Rushed
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 24, 2013
- Maybe there’s something deeper to the stereotype of old-school farmers as plodding, slow-moving people.
Dar Williams: Why the Music of Protest Is Still Worth Defending
by Madeline Ostranderposted Jul 19, 2013
- We can’t change the world if we can’t even sing together—a star folk singer on what happens if political music dies.
What Lipstick and High Heels Taught Me About Friendship
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 18, 2013
- Heather and I were like oil and water. We made polite conversation but couldn’t find a single thing in common. But slowly over time, a friendship has grown.
How to See Stars Like Your Ancestors Did
by Katrina Rabeler, Chris Francisposted Jul 12, 2013
- We could all see the sky as our ancestors once saw it just by turning off the lights, according to the International Dark Sky Association.
Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There
by Madhu Suri Prakashposted Jul 12, 2013
- The Indian leader saw nonviolence as an active and powerful thing—not just the absence of war.