From New York City to Barcelona, cities across the world are turning to “slow living” to make their communities happier and healthier in the face of increasing urbanization.
A Trade Rule that Makes It Illegal to Favor Local Business? Newest Leak Shows TPP Would Do That And More
The leaked text is full of dense legal jargon. But a close reading makes its corporate agenda crystal clear.
Farming and writing don't bring home the bacon—why I'm no longer ashamed to ask my community to help.
City living is changing animals in surprising ways. But they’re also transforming the cities they share with us.
The key to a great garden? Good dirt. Here’s how you can grow your own.
Workers at app-driven companies like Uber don’t have the rights of full employees. But with the help of traditional unions, some are banding together into worker-owned cooperatives.
TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline would span thousands of miles, from rural Alberta to the Atlantic coast of New Brunswick.
This year’s muddy spring presents my family with the chance to pull together more closely than ever.
Bioregionalism is one possible vision of a future that works for people and for the Earth.
It's the weekend! Plan your happy hour with our interactive map of forward-thinking breweries.
The state's shift in approach is also good news for environmentalists worldwide, who want to see more urgency in transitioning away from fossil fuels.
It's got great transit, plenty of sidewalks, and values people more than cars.
The inability of politics to address poverty, climate change, and other basic challenges has fueled extraordinary experimentation in American communities. Welcome to a new conversation on how we make change happen.
Calling the natural world “it” absolves us of moral responsibility and opens the door to exploitation. Here's what we can say instead.http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/02/housing-first-solution-to-homelessness-utah
“Two Raging Grannies” is a beautifully shot film that juxtaposes a journey into activism with a profound meditation on aging.
Rolling Jubilee, debtors unions, underwater mortgages, and more: We're about to dive deep into debt. Send us your pitches by April 13!
The movements that persevere are those that find a form of hope, even in dark times.
The project offers climate scientists a chance to speak to the public for themselves.
"Shame Cannot Survive Empathy": Monica Lewinsky Was the Internet's First Victim. Here's How She Bounced Back
In 1998, the brutal public shaming Lewinsky underwent was an online phenomenon we'd never seen before. Today, it's a growing trend that can only be curbed by compassion.
In this selection from his new book, the poet and farmer Wendell Berry connects the dangers of the future to a failure to live fully in the here and now.
Labels like "fair trade" and "direct trade" indicate food is ethically sourced—but how do you know what they really mean, and whether they're effective?
March Madness is now a bigger cash cow than the Super Bowl, but in college sports the only people not getting a piece of the billion-dollar pie are the players.
The Comedy Central show allows millennials of a specific demographic—and even those outside of it—to laugh at the situation the 1 percent has handed them.
All around the United States, people are stepping up to help a damaged planet heal.
Are housewives less ambitious than career women? Are they bad feminists? Read on to go beyond the stereotypes.
This Visual Learning Lesson will get your students thinking about what modern civilization can learn from ancient texts and traditions.
This Marine Biologist Taught at Occupy Camps. Now She’s Written Curriculum to Inspire Students to Action.
Middle school and high school students constantly hear about the many challenges our society faces—from fracking to police shootings to corporatization. What they don’t hear enough about is what they can do to make their world better.
Take the Ecological Footprint quiz to measure your impact, and explore solutions to leave a kinder, gentler impression on Mother Earth. Bonus: K-12 Climate Change Week activities
Minnuette Rodriguez teaches biology at the Julian E. Blanco Specialized Ballet School in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2012, she started a small butterfly nursery to help her students strengthen their connection to nature. As students watch the butterflies’ transformations from egg to adult, Minnuette watches her students transform themselves. This is Minnuette’s story.
Alternative Currencies Are Bigger Than Bitcoin: How They’re Building Prosperity From London to Kenya
The Brixton Pound, Koru Kenya, and Mazacoin are all attempting to achieve a common goal: empowering people in a monetarily unequal world, from the bottom up.
And agree that healthy, sustainable cooking can still be delicious and enjoyed by all.
We can have democracy and a prosperous, just, and sustainable human future. Or we can have corporate rule. We cannot have both.
Can the Left and Right Unite to End Corporate Rule? An Interview with Ralph Nader and Daniel McCarthy
Partisan gridlock keeps the focus on the fight—but we might have some radical ideas in common.
Exactly how much difference do “new economy” organizations make? Economists looked into it, and here are a few of their results.
Successful initiatives are investing in human relationships, not faceless call centers or centralized headquarters.
The political artist from Pittsburgh speaks about the importance of the Internet and social media in making the voices of low-income people of color heard.
Becoming a global family, one that unites ancient indigenous wisdom with other faith and cultural traditions, is essential if humanity is to overcome the crises of climate change.
Leah Berkowitz is a student at West Valley City School in Spokane, Washington. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine online article "Life After Worry" by Akaya Windwood. Read Leah's essay about replacing worry with bravery.
Rechanne Waddell is a student at Cypress Springs High School in Cypress, Texas. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine online article "Life After Worry" by Akaya Windwood. Read Rechanne's essay about the impact that worry has on her and her family.
Noah Schultz is studying for a double major in human development and sustainability through Oregon State University's online program. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine online article "Life After Worry" by Akaya Windwood. Read Noah's essay about the role that worry has in his relationship with his father.