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A rally against hatred in Richmond, Va. Photo by Jessica Lucia Beyond Us and Them

Sheikh Jamal Rahman   |   Apr 30, 2010

Very often, what we dislike in others is something that we need to acknowledge, heal, integrate, and empower in ourselves.   MORE »


Shoppers browse through Grimey's New and Preloved Music, an independent record store in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Kelly Stewart A New Deal for Local Economies

Stacy Mitchell   |   Apr 29, 2010

More local, durable economies are already taking root. We can help them along by changing the way we regulate businesses, plan cities, and finance the communities we want.   MORE »

Protesters outside of Goldman Sachs' Washington, D.C. office. Photo  2009 Kate Thomas / SEIU Fix the Economy, Not Wall Street

David Korten   |   Apr 28, 2010

Why regulate a broken system when we can build a better one? Welcome to New Economy 101.   MORE »


The World People's Summit on Climate Change broke new ground by allowing the people who will be most affected by a changing climate the chance to speak out about their ideas for just solutions. Photo by The City Project Cochabamba’s Message: Let the People Speak

Janet Redman   |   Apr 29, 2010

The World People’s Conference on Climate Change held last week in Bolivia was an experiment in replacing the less-than-democratic UN process with one that invites public participation. Janet Redman, one of the drafters of the People’s Accord, explains the difference between Copenhagen and Cochabamba.   MORE »

The World People's Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth MORE FROM THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE SUMMIT:

video icon  A Climate Summit for the Rest of Us

video icon  Video Message from Bill McKibben

»  Cochabamba Postscript: Lessons, Reflections, and the Road to Cancún


Author-turned-activist Bill McKibben spoke in Seattle recently, where he outlined what it'll mean to live on a hot new planet.  Photo by Wikimedia Commons. Welcome to Eaarth

Scott Gast   |   Apr 27, 2010

Bill McKibben’s latest book explores what it’ll take to live on a planet less sweet than it used to be. During a recent stop in Seattle, he described the smaller, slower, and wiser future that may be our best bet.   MORE »


Volunteers tear up 3,000 sq ft of asphalt in order to create a community garden. A StreetFilms video production. Depaving Portland

Apr 23, 2010

The residents of Portland are literally tearing their city up. Who says cities have to be islands of concrete?   MORE »

New YES! Poster: Wendell Berry's 17 Rules for a Sustainable Community. Click here.

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