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FROM THE NEW ISSUE OF YES! MAGAZINE

The Winter 2011 issue of YES! Magazine, What Happy Families Know: The Burgess clan gathered on the family land in Waianae. Photo by Paul Dunn for YES! Magazine All in the Ohana

Puanani Burgess, as told to Doug PibelWINTER 2011 ISSUE

How Hawaiians embrace the land, its abundance, and their responsibility to each other.   MORE »

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NEW ECONOMY  

Detroit's Eastern Market is six blocks long. Photo by Bill Whittaker wikipedia.org Seeding Small Business: 5 Ideas from Detroit

Stacy Mitchell   |   Dec 17, 2010

Detroit entrepreneurs are learning to rely on each other, finding the seeds of a new economy in resources discarded by corporate America.   MORE »



PLANET  

Commuters wait in the Seattle Transit Tunnel, where buses and the city light rail pass through downtown. Photo by Jason Rodriguez. flickr.com/photos/ jason-rodriguez Strategies for Carbon Neutrality

Richard Conlin   |   Dec 16, 2010

What are a city’s options for cutting its carbon?   MORE »



Photo by Anguskirk. flickr.com/photos/ anguskirk Kicking the Habit: Air Travel in the Time of Climate Change

Joseph Nevins   |   Dec 13, 2010

Air travel is neither just nor sustainable. So how can environmental justice activists make a global difference?   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Photo by Grant MacDonald YES! Picks: Green Gift Ideas

Dec 15, 2010

Our holiday guide to thoughtful gifts that will get you on the nice list.    MORE »




352/365 Festivals of Lights. Photo by The Suss-Man (Mike) flickr.com/photos/ thesussman Light in Dark Times

Rabbi Ted Falcon   |   Dec 13, 2010

On finding hope during the holidays.   MORE »




PEOPLE POWER  

Signs and puppets at a climate justice march in Cancún. Photo by Ainhoa Goma/Oxfam. flickr.com/photos/ oxfam Cancún: Changing the Climate Conversation

Madeline Ostrander   |   Dec 14, 2010

Seven years ago, activists in Cancún started a powerful international movement. How can today’s climate justice advocates have the same impact?   MORE »




Tomas Moniz Did I Ever Tell You the Story?

Tomas Moniz   |   WINTER 2011 ISSUE

As our families grow older, it’s the stories we share that bind us together.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

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From PBS’s new special “Fixing the Future” developed in collaboration with YES! Magazine



The Tiny House Movement

Dec 17, 2010

David Brancaccio learns about extreme downsizing with residents of tiny houses.   MORE »
Image from Fixing the Future series, Tiny House Truck


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