A story of Patrick Lydon and the Camphill Communities.
Where there's a way, by Michael M'Gonigle. Global Trade Agreements are just the latest way local communities are losing control over the surrounding forests and the watersheds. If there was a way to reclaim the commons, might there also be a political will?
Jim Merkel, What's your share? by Jim Merkel. A tool to measure our ecological footprints.
Just So Much and No More, by Donella Meadows. We don't get to choose which laws, those of the economy or those of the Earth, will ultimately prevail. We can choose which ones we will personally live under — and whether to make our economic laws consistent with planetary ones, or to find out what happens if we don't.
Great commons of the World, by Kari McGinnis. Commons are places where people gather and community blossoms. Examines the qualities that make a good commons and describes some of the best in the world.
A Tribute to Donella Meadows, by Fran Korten. Donnella Meadows is remembered as a woman dedicated to helping us learn to live within the limits to growth.
What to do when Corporations Rule the World, an interview with David Korten by Sarah van Gelder. Authors converse about threats to democracy and the environment posed by corporate globalization.
A recent class-action suit by black farmers against the USDA fails to stem the loss of land by African American farmers.
This guide is designed to provide a starting point for your discussion of some of the issues explored in the Summer 2001 issue of YES! magazine.
The Cornucopia of the Commons, by David Bollier. Community gardens, free software, self-help groups, and other examples of how the gift economy fosters community and social cohesion as well as economic innovation.
Sky Trust, by Peter Barnes. Carbon permits could reduce carbon emissions while returning benefits to individuals and rewarding conservation.
Thirst for Justice, by Maude Barlow. Privatization of Bolivia's water supply fails in the face of protest, and a local coallition takes on water distribution.
The Sound and the Furious, by Corinne Asturias. How silence is good for commons and noise pollution invades every refuge.
Drink Containers, eco friendly bicycle chain lubricants, moss control, live sustainably, homemade toothpaste, natural insect repellent, garlic and garden pests, moth repellent and sticky stickers.
A Tale of Three Cities, by Rachel Brahinsky. Cautionary tales from California highlight the need for reform in the energy industry and in energy policy.
Odds of being hit by falling space debris, and more...
When Healing Becomes a Crime: The amazing story of the Hoxsey cancer clinics and the return of alternative therapies
Judy Wicks story about the White Dog Cafe and how an entrepreneur can also be an activist.
How we can make sure the mistakes of the 2000 elections never happen again
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and actor Danny Glover talks about his lifelong activism.
How does a journal that calls itself YES! respond to times when there is so much to say “no!” to?
We should increase vacation time in the U.S.
Resource Guide for Right livelihood, work, true work. A collection of links and book resources.
Parker Palmer writes about finding his vocation and the link between self and service
The myth if compassionate conservatism and the reality of corporate conservatism.
Is President Bush really serious about global warming? Bill McKibben describes what needs to be done.
Practical idealists from diverse movements and perspectives consider the possibilities for transformational change at State of the Possible retreats sponsored by Positive Futures Network.
Seeking win-win solutions through development of human consciousness.
Why america has gone from a constitutional republic to a corporate democracy and what to do about it.
Right Livelihood by Matthew Fox. Is the work we are doing good for the Earth and its inhabitants now and for seven generations into the future?
Re-Imagining Your Life- Lisa Zeiler, Roberto Maestas, Al Chase, Bob Dickerson, Ariel Meadows
Discussion Guide for Working for Life, Right Livelihood, YES is a leading-edge quarterly journal magazine published by the nonprofit Positive Futures Network concerned with building a more just, sustainable, and compassionate future