People Power

“This is Just Practice”—The Story of the Wall Street Occupation
by Nathan Schneider
There’s a lot of misinformation about the occupation of Wall Street. What’s it really about?
It's Our Wall Street: Inside an American Occupation
Photo essay: Inspired by the public protests of Egypt, Tunisia, and Spain, American demonstrators are nearly a week into their "occupation" of Wall Street.
Standing on the Side of Peace
by Jen Marlowe
How one man’s journey changed everything I knew about the Middle East conflict.
Young Farmers: A Growing Movement
by Fran Korten
In spite of the daily discouraging environmental, political, and economic news, coaxing living things to grow somehow seems to make folks optimistic.
Free Speech TV Blogs on No Impact Week
by The Free Speech TV Team
When YES! invited one of our favorite media organizations to join us in the experiment, the whole office stepped up to the challenge.
Dear Big Coal: You’re Not Above the Law
by Sarah van Gelder
How many times can a corporation break the law and continue to exist? Inside the fight to revoke Massey Energy’s corporate charter.
Ta'Kaiya Blogs on No Impact Week
by Ta'Kaiya Blaney
Ta'Kaiya is a First Nations 10-year-old who's already proven her dedication to the Earth through activist art. She's taking it a step further with No Impact Week, and seeing how her family fares.
Rebecca Blogs on No Impact Week
by Rebecca Rockefeller
Rebecca's an underemployed, single mother with a surplus of good humor and innovative spirit. She's tackling No Impact Week for the second time on a shoestring budget with two little girls.
Bruce Blogs on No Impact Week
by Bruce Ding
Bruce is a Chinese student navigating life in the West, seeing what he can learn about lower impact living from two very different cultures.
Father John Blogs on No Impact Week
by Fr. John Rausch
Appalachian priest John Rausch has to drive 22,000 miles a year as part of his ministry. But he wants to strike a balance between the needs of the earth and those of his community.
Corbyn Blogs on No Impact Week
by Corbyn Hightower
When economic circumstances forced Corbyn and her family to downsize, they found that a simpler life with a lower impact was a lot more fun, too.
Bunmi and the YES Prep School Blog on No Impact Week
by Bunmi Ishola
Bunmi left her comfort zone to join last January's No Impact Week. Now she's back for round two—and she's bringing her students with her.
Denisse Blogs on No Impact Week
by Denisse McLean
Denisse, a Nicaraguan researcher in Honduras, wants to see how far No Impact Week principles can go in the Global South.
James Blogs on No Impact Week
by James Edwards
Working nights on the South Side of Chicago is hardly the easiest way to go No Impact. But James wants to create a better world for his niece.
Erin Blogs on No Impact Week
by Erin Collins
After leaving a simple life in an ashram in India, Erin's figuring out how to live responsibly—and joyfully—in a challenging place: home.