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Issue 55
Fall 2010

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EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: Seeds of Resilience

New Visions

Solving today’s big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots of our problems and visions of a better way.

girl with bike in snowCrash Course in Resilience

With the economy still shaking and peak oil and climate change on the horizon, it’s hard to plan for the future. Here’s a no-regrets strategy for building resilience into your life.


"In the Face of This Truth"

How to have honest conversations about climate change, the future, and our hopes and fears.


World & Community

New models that foster justice and real prosperity, and sustain the Earth’s living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?

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Skill Up and Party, Too

Transition Towns celebrate, get skilled, go green, and kick the oil habit.




From Vacant City Lot to Food on the Table

We’re here. We’re growing food in the city. And we’re not going away.

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51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution

Care for and celebrate the places we share, and value what’s free.


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How Kindness Trumped Chaos in New Orleans

Lessons of dedication, solidarity, love, and recovery, five years after Katrina.



The Power of One

Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today’s world .

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Share Your Stuff

Invest in the sock exchange, share a bike, swap your skills, and reduce your environmental footprint.

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Can You DIY?

Your grandparents knew how to do these things. 5 handy skills.

 



Breaking Open

Humor, story-telling, and the arts—taking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.


Stories that Light Up the Dark

What your ancestors knew can help you navigate today’s uncertainties.


A Hand-Built Home, and 9 Other Resilient Ideas

Ten ideas for building resilience from communities across the country: a house made of cob, low-impact urban living, bike as you are, the general store, process food locally, bees on city roofs, scrappy rebuilding, making fruit public.

 

How Resilient Are You?

Take this quiz to find out.

 

 

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Multimedia

Ecovillages, fallen fruit, and how to build a cob house: It's all on our Multimedia Page.

 

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Features


Can Mushrooms Rescue the Gulf?

Inventor Paul Stamets says mushrooms can eat oil, help clean up the BP mess, and rid the world of toxics—and he’s got proof.

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Free Yourself from Wall Street

How to avoid the finance industry’s games and create real wealth.

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Departments

FROM THE PUBLISHER

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10 Ways to Solve the Jobs Problem
Imagine a no-holds-barred “summit” that comes up with ideas to solve both our job and environmental problems. What might it come up with?

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

COMMENTARY:
Clear Act: A Climate Bill That Can Pass

SIGNS OF LIFE




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PEOPLE WE LOVE

YES! video icon    Robert Redford Tells Humberto's Story

YES! video icon    An Interview with Tab Benoit


QUOTE PAGE
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READERS FORUM

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THE PAGE THAT COUNTS

 

YES! BUT HOW?

 

CARTOON

 


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IN REVIEW
BOOKS


YES! MUSIC PICKS

  • Preservation
  • Earth Amplified
  • Live in New York
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YES! FILM PICKS

  • The People Speak

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  • Black Wave

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  • A Village Called Versailles

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UPDATE :: YES! STORIES REVISITED
Lessons From Nature Continue
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