People Power

The Missing Vision
by David Korten
Deep change begins with a vision of possibility.
Deb Blogs on No Impact Week
by Deb Seymour
No Impact Week is showing aspiring environmentalist Deb Seymour that going green isn't always easy.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 1
Now that the first challenge is completed, check in with fellow participants to see how a day away from consumption panned out.
Out of Chaos
by Sarah van Gelder
15 years ago, YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder wrote this piece for the launch issue of YES! How well does it stand up in a world that is, if anything, more chaotic?
The Chattanooga Prep Girls Blog on No Impact Week
by Megan Grzesiak, Mary Copler, Sarah Whitney Anderson
Three juniors at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga explore ways to live without the excess amid the demands of teenage life.
Ryan Blogs on No Impact Week
by Ryan Eisenman
With the support of his family, Texas teenager Ryan Eisenman is figuring out how to go No Impact in high school.
Who's Participating in No Impact Week?
Answer: Hundreds of you, across the globe. Meet five enthusiastic players.
Scott Blogs on No Impact Week
by Scott Gast
Former YES! intern Scott Gast navigates No Impact Week in small-town Massachusetts.
Aran Blogs on No Impact Week
by Aran Seaman
Sustainability blogger Aran Seaman has done No Impact Week before—and he's back for round two.
Molly Blogs on No Impact Week
by Molly Eagen
"No Impact Man" inspired Molly Eagen's graduate thesis on life without oil. Follow her tips this week as she takes on the No Impact Experiment.
Cooper Blogs on No Impact Week
by Cooper Bates
Follow Cooper Bates' crusade to bring No Impact Week to family and co-workers in Los Angeles.
Kelsea and Muck Blog on No Impact Week
by Kelsea MacIlroy and Muck Kilpatrick
Follow Colorado couple Kelsea MacIlroy and Muck Kilpatrick as they promote low-impact living in their rural community.
Ashe Blogs on No Impact Week
by Ashe Jaafaru
Follow Minnesota high-school poet Ashe Jaafaru's video diary as she takes on No Impact Week.
A New Year's Resolution for the Whole Planet
More than two thousand of you have already signed up for No Impact Week, Colin Beavan's national one-week carbon cleanse with YES! Here's what to expect during the next 8 days.
Colin Beavan: Help Me Build a Better Future
by Colin Beavan
"No Impact Man" on what thousands have learned about happiness, community, and low-impact living through No Impact Week. Join him and YES! on January 2nd to kick off the next experiment.