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HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS  

YES! Magazine’s Green Holiday Gift Guide



Our guide to gifts that are thoughtful, fun, creative, and sustainable: Including tips, how-tos, books, and more for earth-friendly celebrating this year and beyond.   MORE »
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NEW ECONOMY  

4 Ways to Leap the “Fiscal Cliff” to a Better U.S.A.

Sarah van Gelder   |   Dec 06, 2012

Sarah van Gelder looks beyond the hype about the deficit and finds four ways to balance the books while protecting our health and financial security.   MORE »



PLANET  

Cartoon: Hank D and the Bee: Unexpected Weather

Joe Mohr   |   Dec 05, 2012

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Protecting the Ozone: 25 Years of the Montreal Protocol

Heidi Bruce   |   Dec 05, 2012

How a universal treaty is still working to protecting the ozone layer a quarter-century later.   MORE »



Photo by Neil Palmer. Doha Talks Show Need for Climate Action in Post-Sandy U.S.

Janet Redman   |   Dec 04, 2012

Will the United States ever change its policy of obstructing international action to stop climate change? If so, the political pressure to change the country’s role will have to come from the American people.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Young Pete Seeger Pete Seeger: “You Stick Together ’Til It’s Won”

Kim Ruehl   |   Dec 04, 2012

Book Review: Gleaned from letters, essays, and articles, “Pete Seeger: In His Own Words” reveals how the celebrated folk singer has considered, at every turn, what it means to sing out in a world where the din of injustice is deafening.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

We Are Legion Poster We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists

Valerie Schloredt   |   Dec 04, 2012

Film Review: Whether you think the cyberactivists of Anonymous are hooligans or heroes, “We Are Legion” is required viewing.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo by Jon Schled. Ontario First Nation Wins Cleaner Forest after 10 Years of Logging Blockade

Anna Willow   |   Dec 03, 2012

On December 3, 2002, members of the Grassy Narrows First Nation blockaded the road used to haul logs out of the area. Ten years later, their persistence has paid off in the form of cleaner water and a healthier forest in which to live.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

20 Machines for a DIY Civilization

Dec 06, 2012

Video: Open Source Ecology has released free plans for building tractors, brick compressors, and other essential machines. Why pay more for stuff that's designed to fall apart?   MORE »
20 Machines for a DIY Civilization



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