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PLANET  

Photo by Shutterstock. Building a Solar Economy: 4 Lessons from Hawaii

Erin L. McCoy   |   Apr 11, 2013

Hawaii generates more of its power from the sun than any other state. Here’s what the rest of us can learn from the obstacles that came up along the way and and what's being done to overcome them.   MORE »



Photo by David Lauer Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising

Daniel Moss   |   Apr 10, 2013

The book Harvesting Justice isn’t just a look at the world’s most exciting food justice groups—it’s also a knockout organizing tool.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Photo by Rochelle Hartman. What If Your Kids Want to Get Political?

Shannon Hayes   |   Apr 11, 2013

Using young children as political props is problematic, to say the least. But when they do form their own opinion, it’s important to let them express it.    MORE »



Why Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu Leaders Have High Hopes for Pope Francis

Chris Francis   |   Apr 09, 2013

Leaders from many faiths are expecting better relations with the Vatican under Pope Francis. Here YES! speaks to some of them about why that is.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo by Kymberly Janisch Labor Dept. Deputy: It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

Amy Dean   |   Apr 11, 2013

Before joining the Department of Labor, Mary Beth Maxwell was a top organizer for the workers’ rights organization Jobs With Justice. Here, she speaks with Amy Dean about the lives of workers who make minimum wage and why the time has come to raise it.   MORE »



   COMMENT OF THE WEEK   

Quote graphic Reader Shachar Erez writes …

“In Israel, where thank goodness, it is still illegal to plant GMO crops, there are permaculture projects where we have seed exchange parties – get together, have fun, and trade seeds...”   

Why the Most Powerful Thing in the World Is a Seed
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

A Portlandia Sendup of Tiny House Living

Apr 11, 2013

Portlandia’s Kumail Nanjiani tours a tiny house and asks some of the questions on everybody’s mind.   MORE »
Portlandia tiny house


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