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by Richard Scloveposted Sep 30, 2001
- Wise policies governing the design and use of a technology can encourage its benign effects and lessen the deleterious ones. Unwise policies can do the opposite. Now is the time to claim civic space in cyberspace and protect the internet from rampant commercialization
Hey, Listen Up!
by Belvie Rooksposted Sep 30, 2001
- Hey, Listen Up! is an eco-literacy project piloted in South Central Los Angeles that showed how technology and environmental content could be taught in a culturally relevant and socially conscious context.
A Precaution Primer
by Nancy Myers, Carolyn Raffenspergerposted Sep 30, 2001
- A Precaution Primer, by Nancy Myers and Carolyn Raffensperger. The precautionary principle, or the idea of "forecaring," gives us a way to change our behavior, personally and collectively. It reminds us to acknowledge our mistakes, admit our ignorance, and act with foresight and caution to prevent damage. It also removes the barriers to that kind of precautionary action.
Unplug Your Brain
by Jerry Manderposted Sep 30, 2001
- In the US, television is the main thing people do. It's replaced community life, family life, culture. It has replaced the environment. In fact, it has become the environment that people interact with every day. It has become the culture, too-and I'm not talking about so-called popular culture, which sounds, somehow, democratic. This expresses corporate culture, and damned few corporations at that.
A Solar Future For an Ancient
by Winona LaDukeposted Sep 30, 2001
- its founding in 1987, Hopi Solar Electric has installed photovoltaic systems on more than 300 homes.
by Fran Kortenposted Sep 30, 2001
- YES! Milestones
The Great Work Ahead
by David Kortenposted Sep 30, 2001
- The great work challenges us to extend and deepen an awakening cultural consciousness that transforms institutional racism and corporate globalization through a politics of inclusion incorporating a spirit of joy and celebration.
by Andrew Kimbrellposted Sep 30, 2001
- As technology, economy, and culture merge, we transform life to fit the needs of technology rather than creating technologies appropriate to living organisms and ecosystems.
A Place In the Choir
by Carol Estesposted Sep 30, 2001
- Community choirs accross the US provide a place where people of all backgrounds and abilities can sing together.
Discussion Guide for Technology: Who Chooses?
posted Sep 30, 2001
- This issue of YES! invites you to think more deeply about our collective relationship to technology. Is technology good or bad or morally neutral? Is technological progress inevitable, its direction determined by some force beyond our control? Or is it the result of a series of individual choices—and if so, who is making those choices? According to what criteria?
A Sustainable Energy Plan For the US
by Guy Daunceyposted Sep 30, 2001
- Examines the policies, technologies, and strategies that could lead the US and the world to a sustainable energy future.
Innayan* Just Don't Do It!
by Victoria Tauli-Corpuzposted Sep 30, 2001
- The culture and technologies of the Kankanaey-Igorot people include an agricultural system and community life that has sustained for many generations.
The Coming Hydrogen Economy
by Ty Cashman, Bret Logueposted Sep 30, 2001
- Explores the future of hydrogen fuel cells in transportation and the hydrogen-solar energy cycle as a successor to fossil fuel.
On Common Ground
by Grace Lee Boggsposted Sep 30, 2001
- Overview of the State of the Possible retreat sponsored by the Positive Futures Network, bringing together activists working for cultural, social, economic, and political change.
Mother Nature's School of Design
by Janine Benyusposted Sep 30, 2001
- By following designs in nature we can make things that will do what we need done without the harmful waste.