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Building a Just and Sustainable World December 2008
That's one of the reasons I so enjoyed reading Colin Beavan's story of his family’s adventure with a “no impact” Christmas. Colin found the holidays were more, not less, meaningful and fun when gift giving took a back seat.
The good news is that scientific research backs up what Colin and his family found, and what spiritual traditions and common sense have long told us—we can live even more rewarding lives without the consumerism. Doing so can relieve some of the strain on this fragile planet and on our wallets. The Winter Issue of YES! shows how a wide range of people are finding their own ways to happiness.
We invite you to check out this issue online, and to consider giving gift subscriptions to YES! (printed on 100% post-consumer-waste paper). YES! is a frugal and low-impact gift, and it reminds your friends or family year-round that a better world is not only possible, it is coming into being.
Sarah van Gelder
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14 Fabulous Green Gifts
YES! staff members share their favorite sustainable gift ideas: A new twist on going local, how to give a gift twice, …
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Good News—Quick Takes
Week of nonviolence in Iraq; 8,000 safe banks; The nation’s first carbon cap-and-trade program; Call for a Corporate Minimum Tax.
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