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Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions May/June 2010
Highlights from the New Issue of YES! Magazine
Thinking Like a Watershed…
Eddee Daniel explores an unfamiliar truth: not only is nature present in the city, but also the city is inseparable from nature. What he has found in the Menomonee River watershed in the Milwaukee metropolitan region of Wisconsin is something that Daniel says can exist in every American town and city, something with universal implications, something intangible, even paradoxical: an urban wilderness.
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Citizens United vs Citizens United …
Real People v. Corporate “People”: The Fight is On
The Supreme Court says corporations can spend as much money as they want on political advertising. Millions of Americans say they’ve had it.
:: CITIZENS UNITED COVERAGE
How can we get our democracy back?
The 28th Amendment
In the wake of the Citizens United decision, Rep. Donna Edwards believes a change in the Constitution can protect democracy from a corporate takeover.
:: READ SARAH VAN GELDER’S INTERVIEW
What’s New Online
Did you miss…
Highlights from the last newsletter:
:: IT’S EVERYBODY’S WATER Slideshow: All living things need water.
:: Making a Difference Makes You Happy
New studies find that activism brings greater life satisfaction.
:: WATERSHED MOMENTS
Steward our watersheds, share the water fairly, and live within our means. Here’s what sustainability looks like.
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“We are all water babies. It’s never too late to save the world. Wherever you are, take care of the water—if you really want to live.”
—Agnes Baker Pilgrim
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YES! Music for Summer
Listen to Natalie Merchant, Iranian chanteuse Rana Farhan, and Justin Ringle.
The Beaver Solution …
is an alternative to concrete dams in areas with little summer rain. Learn how.
The Story of Bottled Water
Should you be worried about your tap water? Yes, but not for the reason you expected.
A retired history teacher seeks answers for—and solutions to—the damage humans have wrought on the oceans.
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