Organizations across the country are taking extraordinary measures to motivate eligible voters to turn out in November.
Iowa became the first state to ban the mercury-based preservative Thimerosal from vaccines in May.
Bringing attention to Sudan.
Cancer Alley organizer honored.
States sue utilities over climate pollution.
Organizing to protect our votes.
How to preserve democracy—coming to a library near you.
One of the most unreported stories this year was the March for Women’s Lives, which brought over a million people to the streets of the nation’s capital. Even less reported was that women of color played a leading role in the event’s success.
The creator of the Gaia hypothesis says if we are to avert the ravages of climate chaos, we must go nuclear.
Nuclear energy could be a worse climate polluter than oil.
For this is the moment when we are being called by the deep forces of creation to awaken to a new consciousness of our own possibilities and to embrace the responsibilities to one another and to the planet that go with our collective presence on the living jewel of life called Earth.
In these turbulent and frightening times it is important to remind ourselves that we are privileged to live at the most exciting moment in the whole of human history. For this is the moment when we are being called by the deep forces of creation to awaken to a new consciousness of our own possibilities and to embrace the responsibilities to one another and to the planet that go with our collective presence on the living jewel of life called Earth.
Mothers Acting Up, Simple Living for Peace, Pledge of World Citizenship
Fred Phelps Helps Family, The Riverkeeper's Song, Educators Totally Committed, Acting Globally
Taking action on hog farms, solutions for elections, good living good food, quilts for peace
Despite dire warnings, Northwest businesses, farmers, and cities are finding climate-friendly policies bring prosperity.
Labor leaders and environmentalists team up to rebuild America’s job base and save the planet.
Hunter Lovins helped found and manage the Rocky Mountain Institute, famous for turning conventional wisdom about energy on its head. She’s still changing minds in the worlds of business, nonprofits, and government, showing a more sustainable path to prosperity.
Number of marriages that take place in the United States per day, and more...
China is poised to become the world’s biggest oil importer and greenhouse gas polluter. A veteran China correspondent searches for signs that China might choose a greener path.
Some say switching to hydrogen is the answer. Others have doubts. What can hydrogen do for us, and what can’t it do?
Ten of our favorite simple ways to cut oil dependence.
When Andrew Azman, age 21, brought biodiesel to the University of Colorado, he didn’t imagine how far this project would take him.
How might we get around with less oil? Here’s a 12-step program to kick our addiction to gas guzzling.
There are good reasons to move away from dependence on oil — war and climate change are among them. Then there’s the fact that oil extraction is about to peak, and we don’t have a plan for a world of diminishing oil supplies.
The following paper was written by Chet A. Bowers, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies, at the University of Oregon. Professor Bowers’ most recent books include The Culture of Denial (1997); Let Them Eat Data (2000); and Educating for Eco-Justice and Community (2001); and Detras de la Apariencia: Hacia la Descolonizacion de la Educacion (2002).
A brief outline of well-known planning technique that can help teachers make YES! content more meaningful, applicable and interesting to their students. Along with sharing the technique, we also provide an example of using it with a YES! article, and then offer some specific guidelines for effective curriculum planning.
This is our opportunity to join with all the world’s people and nations in a cooperative effort to realize the ideals of liberty, justice and opportunity for all people everywhere. This work calls us to a national dialogue in search of valid and uplifting answers to crucial questions in stories with the power to redefine our national political discourse and lead us to a new sense of national purpose.
Books and website listings that deal with alternatives to oil, and conservation. energy efficiency and renewable energy/fuels, alternative transportation, understanding the problem with oil
The World in One Neighborhood, how to live the good life, examples of six different ways
Resources for the Good Life - family and simple living, finding time, food and the good life, community and commons
The Village Building Convergence. A sunflower painted across an intersection. A solar-powered fountain. A corner tea kiosk. Portlanders are taking over their streets and teaching city officials to love “city repair.”