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.”
In the U.S. today, immigrants are taking the blame for everything from environmental stresses to terrorism to the poor job market. What’s at stake for all of us in this debate?
Book Review- CONFRONTING CONSUMPTION Edited by Thomas Princen, Michael Maniates, and Ken Conca
An interview with Frances Moore Lappé by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
A small cheese shop in Berkeley has become a community hub and a thriving model of worker ownership.
But what really makes for a satisfying life? When you look at your own life, what has brought you genuine joy? What has brought you deep and lasting contentment? In this issue, we explore the question philosophers have wrestled with at least since Socrates asked, “How should one live?”
Tips on polycarbonate bottle safety, natural products to protect wood furniture, CD recycling and natural flea repellent. If you're searching for practical ways to live sustainably, just ask us.
Yet this is a sort of knowledge that generations before us have already held, a way of appreciating the world that we might share without trauma, without hard lessons, if we but remember how our ancestors used to live.
In the midst of an otherwise impoverished region, the people of Kerala, India, are flourishing. What’s their secret?
Here are my top 10 ideas for making a difference—and staying sane in the months leading up to the election.
What happens when economic growth produces more “illth” than wealth? What happens when it gobbles up the foundation of the good life—the commons?
Americans are far more affluent, on average, than we were in the 1960s, but no happier. What do research data tell us is the real source of joy and contentment?
In Porto Alegre, Brazil, "another world is possible."
Number of divorces in the United States per day, and more...
Annie Berthold, Ask Annie, offers household hints and helps answer your questions.
The story of how Roberto Vargas came to claim the United States as his nation, to see the USA as a metaphor and a government, forgive the injustices, to participate in the nation's evolution.
Electoral politics and youth, League of Hip-hop voters, League of Young Voters, League of Pissed Off Voters, Young, Righteous - and Voting by William Upski Wimsatt,
Time to Be, Time to Love by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, shabbat shabbaton,
Getting Out the Vote Guide, Voter turnout, voter mobilization
expanding the circle by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
Update Voting Rules by Robert Richie - Instant Runoff Voting, Full/Proportiona Representation, Fusion, Ballot Access. Center for Voting and Democracy
Build from the Grassroots by Krista Camenzind
Build from the Grassroots by Krista Camenzind
research camdodates, create fair elections, motivate youth, become an activist, research the issues
Clean Elections - Making a Difference by Micah Sifry
Book Review: THE UNCONQUERABLE WORLD: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People By Jonathan Schell
Visualize a Fair Election by Greg Palast and Ina Howard, Martin Luther King asks "do African americans have the right to vote?, computer voting and paper trails, how can we do a better job?
Age at which people typically become more conscientious and agreeable, according to British researchers, and more...
Every Neighborhood Counts by Stacy Malkan - Natalie Johnson Lee's grass roots campaign