Most Recent from YES! Magazine
Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere
by Laura Flandersposted Jul 17, 2014
- Coal production is gradually leaving Appalachia—having already extracted much of the region's natural wealth. Local people are figuring out how to build a new economy based on shared vision and community knowledge. If transition can happen here, it can change the debate everywhere.
These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
by Joe Solomonposted Jul 17, 2014
- The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.
FabLabs, Time Banks, and Other Hidden Treasures You Didn’t Know You Owned
by David Bollierposted Jul 16, 2014
- Self-organized commons are undergoing a renaissance today as one of the most robust alternatives to modern-day capitalism.
Welcome to the Spanish Town Where People Come Before Profit
by Liam Barrington-Bush, Jen Wiltonposted Jul 16, 2014
- The town of Marinaleda, often called Spain's "communist utopia," is proof that an economy built on mutual aid is possible.
Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project
by Kali Swensonposted Jul 15, 2014
- Many Japanese Americans were incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. Densho is preserving their stories and the cultural knowledge that comes with them.
This Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50,000 Pounds of Baltimore’s Trash Per Day
by Brandon Bakerposted Jul 15, 2014
- The Inner Harbor Water Wheel is proving to be an effective answer to the city's water pollution problem.
Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next?
by Yessenia Funesposted Jul 14, 2014
- The city's mayor says the move will boost cycling in decades to come, creating a greener and more sociable city.
Why Do We Love Apocalyptic Movies? The Two Basic Rules That Make Them So Addictive
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Jul 11, 2014
- Mass annihilation is depressing, sure. But stories about it force us to imagine large-scale rebirth—and what kind of people we want to become.
These Craftivists Are Making A Statement—With Knitting
by Kali Swensonposted Jul 11, 2014
- Craftivism: “a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper, and your quest for justice more infinite.”
The Eerie Beauty of Landscapes Devastated by Industry
by Christine St. Pierreposted Jul 11, 2014
- Edward Burtynsky documents the environmental effects of oil extraction through striking landscape photography.
These Women-Run Co-ops Push Back Against the “Feminization of Poverty”
by Sarah McKinley, Violeta Duncanposted Jul 11, 2014
- Two-thirds of the country’s low-wage workers are women. That’s why they stand to benefit the most from greater equity in and control of the workplace.
Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe
by Jay Walljasperposted Jul 10, 2014
- To get people on bikes in big numbers, cities are finding that it's essential to separate bike lanes from traffic.
Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands
by Liana Lopezposted Jul 09, 2014
- Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (And Lots of Other Stuff)
by Miriam Axel-Luteposted Jul 09, 2014
- When you ask Americans specific questions about the policies they support, it turns out we're not so polarized after all.
The Radical Homemaker's Guide To Telling Your Kids "No"
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 08, 2014
- As a mother, I have made life choices that can’t always include everything my children want—like hiking the Adirondacks. Here’s how I learned to overcome the guilt.