Meet the people taking control of their water supply, see The Story of Cosmetics, and our Portraits of Courage, and watch David Korten and Van Jones on how to rebuild America.
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  Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions         July 2010 


The Water Solutions issue
Water photo 3 World Water Wins
Around the world, people are taking control of their water supply.

Volunteers from all over the city pick up trash and debris during Milwaukee Riverkeeper's annual spring cleanup. Photo by Eddee Daniel River Rescue
Meet the public defenders of your rivers, streams, and shores.


:: MEET THREE OF YOUR RIVERKEEPERS…
The Klamath River, looking upstream toward Orleans, Calif., in the Six Rivers National Forest. Photo by Ken Malcomson Western Showdown
How the tribes of the Klamath River stood up for the salmon—and won.

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Felton FLOW steering committee members celebrate with, of course, glasses of drinking water. Photo by Jenn Ireland for YES! Magazine
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The Little Town That Sent a Corporation Packing
Felton, Calif., took back its water supply—and your town can do it, too.
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interview with Robert Kennedy Jr.
We can be the most powerful protectors of our own sources of water.

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  Annie Leonard’s new film …  
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Image from The Story of Cosmetics by Annie Leonard The Story of Cosmetics
The Ugly Truth of “Toxics In, Toxics Out”

The average American woman uses 12 health and beauty products each day; the average man uses six. But how healthy are they?

Annie Leonard turns her trademark clarity to the subject of chemicals in cosmetics. Why, she asks, do we allow unregulated, untested chemicals—many of which have been linked to cancer, birth defects, or brain damage—into the products we rub into our skin every day? And most importantly, what can we do about it?   WATCH THE MOVIE …
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  THE STORY OF STUFF, THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER, 10 LITTLE & BIG THINGS YOU CAN DO
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  What’s New Online…  
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War and Peace. Photo by Jayel Aheram. flickr.com/photos/aheram
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An End to Constant War
by William J. Astore
Seven reasons we’re always at war… and seven ways to quit.
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by Katherine Gustafson
The Secretary of Education isn’t the only one who thinks so. Behind the growing movement for social and emotional learning.
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by Shannon Hayes
Radical parents’ greatest fear may be life in the mainstream: How some families are dealing with their children’s choices.
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  America’s Truth-Tellers…  
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Portraits from Robert Shetterly's Americans Who Tell the Truth series

Portraits of Courage: Americans Who Tell the Truth

These aren’t just people in paintings looking at you. They are people imploring you to listen and act.

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Why, I wondered, don’t I surround myself with people who make me feel proud, people who have insisted that this country live up to its own professed ideals about inalienable rights, equality, and justice? Why don’t I invoke their spirits by painting their portraits? …
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I decided to portray real, ordinary people who continued that revolution by fighting to extend rights to everyone, whose persistence and courage changed their own lives and provided role models for all of us.”
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READ MORE …
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  Robert Shetterly's book and greeting cards from Americans Who Tell the Truth
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Robert Shetterly’s beautiful coffee-table book and greeting cards.
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Portraits from Robert Shetterly's Americans Who Tell the Truth series
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YES! Email Newsletter archive Highlights from the last newsletter:
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:: Why Power is Not a Dirty Word
What if there were a wholly different way of seeing the challenge that gets at the very root of our powerlessness…

:: 6 Simple Ways to Bring the Water Revolution Home  
Get tight with your water budget, live large on dishwater, save some rain, and get your activist feet wet (really).


:: Live Dangerously: 10 Easy Steps  
When Shannon Hayes made a list of easy steps for becoming a radical homemaker, she didn’t realize just how revolutionary they were.

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Long Live the Art of Irrigating
“Think like a beaver.” Andrew Mascareñas explains how to farm in the “highest desert in the world.”

Van Jones speaking at the Netroots Nation conference
Van Jones: Love Harder
Watch Van Jones on how to pull America back together.

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It’s time we fell in love with the bundle of atoms that makes Earth possible.
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