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 Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions

Home sizes have ballooned over the last few decades—as have their ecological footprints. Photo courtesy Cascadia Green Building Council The Righteous Small House: Challenging House Size and the Irresponsible American Dream

Jason McLennan   |  Jan 29, 2010

An architect asks, at what point does size cancel out sustainability?   MORE »


President Obama delivered his annual address to Congress on January 27, 2010. Photo by Chuck Kennedy The True State of the Union

Jan 28, 2010

Friends of YES! Magazine turn the president’s address into a conversation about what it will really take to build a more perfect union.   MORE »

Corporate power influences many political decisions, from energy and climate policy to health care reform. Illustration by Chris Clark 10 Ways to Stop Corporate Dominance of Politics

Fran Korten   |  Jan 25, 2010

It’s not too late to limit or reverse the impact of the Supreme Court’s disastrous decision in Citizens United v. FEC.   MORE »


Drop the Debt CD cover Cancel Haiti’s Debt

Sarah van Gelder   |  Jan 27, 2010

There’s a growing movement to cancel Haiti’s foreign debt as a way to return to the Haitian people the authority to rebuild their lives and their country.   MORE »


Photo by Stephen Brace An Invitation to Sacred Intention

Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie,
Sheikh Jamal Rahman
  |  Jan 26, 2010

Three friends from different faiths offer guidance for forming intentions that focus not on what we do or don’t have, but on who we are.   MORE »

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Image from John Boswell's project The Symphony of Science. We Are All Connected

Jan 25, 2010

Electronic musician John Boswell’s project “The Symphony of Science” sets scientific knowledge to music, exploring our relationship with one another and with the universe.   MORE »

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