Sparking a Commons Revolutions, 9 Progressive Policies to Support Our Families, new YES! articles on Food, and Can Mushrooms Save the World
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  Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions         October 2010 


51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution

What you can do, alone and with others, to share life

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spacer “Understanding the commons opens up new ways of thinking about what’s important in life. I am grateful to the nameless heroes who fought to establish public schools, wildlife preserves, blood banks, labor unions, youth ski programs, medical research institutes, art museums, social welfare legislation, blues festivals, bike trails and .orgs—and to all those who keep them going today.

“I begin to ponder what I can do to ensure that the commons remains healthy for future generations. While my own actions fall short of saintly, I’m proud to report that I pick up other people’s litter once in a while, attend more public meetings and buy less bottled water.

“The Commons are a powerful tool that could spark a flurry of social and political initiatives that encourage people everywhere to step forward and make a difference in their communities and the planet.”

Jay Walljasper

(from All That We Share, New Press 2010.
Copyright © Jay Walljasper)


READ JAY WALLJASPER’S 51 WAYS TO SPARK A COMMONS REVOLUTION…



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Real Family Values: 9 progressive policies to support our families

As you prepare to vote next week, think about what policies would best support American families.

By way of a preview of our Winter 2011 issue of YES! Magazine, What Happy Families Know, here’s our take on the 9 PROGRESSIVE POLICIES our country needs.
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9 progressive policies to support our families
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FROM OUR PURPLE AMERICA ISSUE, FALL 2008, SEE OUR INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC…
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:: WHAT AMERICANS WANT
Large majorities of Americans agree on the most important issues of the day, from health care to foreign policy.
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  New Articles on … Food  
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Eggs. Photo by colbalt123. flickr.com/photos/cobalt spacer Exotic spices, one of Vicki's few exceptions to her 10-mile diet. Photo by Tambako spacer Home-made apple cider. Photo by Bob Hooper spacer Parisienne Carrots. Photo by Susy Morris. flickr.com/photos/ chiotsrun
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4 Ways to Regain Control of Your Food
The egg recall taught us how little we know about the origins of our food. How can you find out where your food is coming from?

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After a month of hyperlocavore eating, Vicki Robin developed her own food rules for a lifetime.

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What to do when your apple trees don’t produce? Start ringing doorbells, says radical homemaker Shannon Hayes.

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Too many tomatoes? How to new find friends to swap with.

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  Also in the Current Issue…  
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Can Mushrooms Rescue the Gulf? James Trimarco's article in the Resilient Communities issue of YES!
Can Mushrooms Rescue the Gulf?

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For more than a decade, mycologist and inventor Paul Stamets has known that mushrooms eat oil. There were still a few kinks to work out; bringing the technology to scale and winning the acceptance of government agencies were two of the most challenging.

Then Stamets heard about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. While his first reaction was horror and regret, he also knew that he might be able to offer practical solutions, while at the same time giving his oil-eating mushrooms a chance to show their stuff.

READ ON …
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Paul Stamets. TED Talk
:: 6 WAYS MUSHROOMS CAN SAVE THE WORLD
video icon   TED Talk: Paul Stamets gives 6 ways fungi can help save the planet.
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:: HOW MUSHROOMS EAT OIL
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YES! Email Newsletter archive Highlights from the last newsletter:

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We’ve forgotten much of what older traditions knew about happiness.
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:: Can You DIY?  
Sweeten with honey, darn a sock, and refrigerate without electricity: Learn how to do what your grandparents knew.


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