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Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions May 2010
“That’s public space. Nobody can use it.”
City Repair Turns Public Spaces into Gathering Places
Should our towns and cities be built for cars or for people? City Repair sides with the latter. The Portland, Ore., nonprofit helps people organize, design, and implement new, people-friendly visions for their communities—and reclaim the notion of “neighborhood” in the process.
Creating the Cities of the Future …
Our cities can be transformed. Here are some of YES! Magazine’s most popular articles on how to create a more livable, sustainable human habitat.
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In Search of Radical Homemakers
Wondering if her family was a freaky aberration to the conventional American culture, Shannon Hayes set out to find other families who are achieving ecological, social, and economic transformation … starting under their own roofs.
Shannon asks, and tries to answer, many of the questions we all wrestle with in search of sustainable living. Follow her articles, written exclusively for YES! Magazine, and seek out her new book Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture.
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Highlights from the last newsletter:
:: The Power of Art to Transform
Bearing Witness: Photographer Chris Jordan on Art, Grief, and Transformation.
:: The NZ Way: Another Approach to Health Care
Ken Fabert traveled to New Zealand to see what patients and doctors think of their single-payer system.
:: No Car, No Problem
How one man’s choice to live car-free brought him more in touch with his neighbors, his community, and himself.
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YES! Web Picks
Jamie Oliver’s campaign calls for Americans to rethink their relationship with food.
A Climate Summit for the Rest of Us
The Cochabamba summit was designed to respect the power and knowledge of world social movements and indigenous peoples.
What Happens When We Make Choices Fun?
The Fun Theory is at it again! Turning bottle recycling into an arcade game produces smiles and a healthier planet.
This is Our Home
Robert Redford discusses the history and importance of Earth Day.
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