Happiness

Radical Homemaking: It’s Not a Competition
by Shannon Hayes
When it comes to ecological living, there's always someone who's doing it better. So what?
42 Ways to Not Make Trash
by Colin Beavan
Taking what he learned from his experiment, No Impact Man Colin Beavan offers 42 tips to move toward a zero-waste lifestyle.
YES! But How? Peat-Free Potting
by Caitlin Battersby
How can I make my own environmentally friendly potting soil?
Time to Grow Our Souls
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs on what it will take to make the protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere truly transformative.
My Antidote to Overwhelm
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: People ask me, “How do you do it all?” The answer is, I don’t … and there’s a good reason for that.
YES! But How? Grow a Curtain
by Alyssa B. Johnson
My house gets too hot in the summer. How can I cool it down without using the A/C?
YES! But How? Propagating Plants
by Caitlin Battersby
I’d like to start a garden, but buying plants can be expensive. I’ve read of propagating cuttings using rooting ­hormones. Is there a natural way to propagate?
YES! But How? Gift(bag) Your Calendar
by Alyssa B. Johnson
Easy steps for turning your old calendars into holiday gift bags.
How To Transform Your Household
by Shannon Hayes
Radical homemaking tips for everyone.
Homemade Prosperity
by Shannon Hayes
Caught in the consumer trap? Radical Homemaker Shannon Hayes discovered that producing what she needs at home lets her live on a fraction of what she thought she needed.
Bees for My Backyard
by Pamela O’Malley Chang
Pam’s next step for personal resilience: bringing a wild beehive home.
Reaching for Resilience
by Christa Hillstrom
10 ways that one rural ecovillage is building strong foundations for coming times.
Visual Learning: Cone in the Cob
by Breanne Durham
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about simplicity.
Skill Up, Party Down
by Mason Inman
Transition Towns plan a gentle descent from oil dependence—and have a blast in the process.
Can You DIY?
Sweeten with honey, darn a sock, and refrigerate without electricity: Learn how to do what your grandparents knew