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Building a Just and Sustainable World February 2008
The Spring 2008 issue of YES! takes that question head on. How much do we need to cut back, and what changes in our homes, communities, and regulations will be enough?
Using a combination of the best science plus an assessment of the most powerful actions available, YES! shows that solutions are within reach. We can make the shift to renewables, phase out reliance on coal and oil, get much more efficient about our energy use, and change some well-worn habits—the solutions are ready.
And we've done it before. When this country mobilized for World War II, car factories converted to making tanks. Women went to work building ships. People recycled rubber and metals and planted victory gardens. It will take a mobilization at that scale, coupled with a commitment to global fairness, to rise to this global challenge.
This issue of YES! shows what it will take. If you aren't already a subscriber, get this issue as the first in your subscription.
Sarah van Gelder
Highlights from the Latest YES!
Next to nuclear war, the climate crisis may be the biggest challenge ever. There is still time, though. Bill McKibben gives us our call to action: “We need a movement. We need a political swell larger than the civil rights movement…”
Can we get to a post-carbon world? Guy Dauncey shows how to make buildings, electricity, transportation, food, and forests climate friendly. Yes, we can.
Keeping Up with the Joneses: One family’s year-by-year guide to a carbon neutral lifestyle. See how the Jones family eliminates the bulk of their carbon footprint.
Web Special: the work of the Barefoot College
Watch video of the First Women Solar Engineers in the World and learn more about grassroots solar training, solar powered schools, and water harvesting that really works.
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How to Get More YES!
Signs of Life
Defending the vote, blocking military bases, farmworker living wages, Bolivia's new constitution, and many more Small Stories About Big Change.
YES! Web Picks
Be the Change
See the video that's become India's anthem.
What are the Top 10 Questions in the world right now?
Aral Sea: Our impact on the world's fourth largest lake.
Earth Under Fire:
How Global Warming is Changing the World.
The Story of Stuff: How (and why) to keep "stuff" from ruling your life.
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