Do the actions of activists, neighborhoods, small businesses, and cities really make a difference when it comes to averting catastrophic climate change? YES! Magazine executive editor Sarah van Gelder says yes: not only do local actions reduce carbon right away, they act as the pioneers that make a new status quo possible.
:: Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin on the impact of the city's decision to adopt the Kyoto Protocol at a municipal level. See more video from YES! Magazine .