People Power

Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.
Pipeline Protests: Beyond the Usual Suspects
by Madeline Ostrander
Can opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline bring conservatives back to conservation?
Small Steps for Growing a No Impact Family
by Kathy Kottaras
Since trying the No Impact Week experiment, our family has learned to be mindful of our habits, and live with more joy.
Can Communities Reclaim the Right to Say “No”?
by Mari Margil
Many communities trying to keep fracking, drilling, or big box stores out finding they don’t have the legal right. Their response? Take on the very structure of law.
A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street -Part 1
by David Korten
What might a truly new economic vision for America look like? This is my answer framed as the presidential address we must prepare the way for a future president to deliver.
“Criminals” for a Stable Climate
Behind the scenes: to stop a tar sands pipeline, the climate justice movement begins civil disobedience on a grand scale.
Fibershed Moments
by Rebecca Burgess
We often think about local food—but what about local fabric? Photos from one woman’s quest to know her “fibershed.”
A Very Civil Civil Disobedience
"From Henry David Thoreau, to Susan B. Anthony, to Gandhi, to King, to you." Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox on how you can help stop the disastrous development of the Canadian tar sands.
Prevent a Tar Sands Disaster
by Nellis Kennedy-Howard
Why developing the tarsands has been called "world's most destructive project."
Join YES! for No Impact Week: September 2011
End the summer right! Join YES! for a one-week carbon cleanse that could change your life, your community, and even the planet.
Jump In Together: An Invitation to No Impact Week
by Colin Beavan
Sometimes the hardest part of changing our lives and world is believing that it’s possible. Colin Beavan on finding a place to start.
Bill McKibben: This Is Getting Exciting
by Bill McKibben
With thousands pledged to risk arrest at the White House to protect the Alberta tar sands, the climate movement’s biggest civil disobedience action ever is about to take Washington by storm.
Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream
by Sarah van Gelder
Interview: Van Jones is leading a national mobilization to rebuild the middle class—through decent work, fair taxes, and opportunities for all.
How To Build a People’s Movement
by Seth Borgos
Now’s the time to challenge economic orthodoxy—but only a massive social movement can turn things around.
Film Review: Carbon Nation
by Robert Mellinger
Take a trip across the United States to find out who is developing low-carbon solutions.