The End of Night: Why We Need Darkness In the Age of Artificial Light
by Emmett FitzGeraldFeb 25, 2016
- Since the invention of electric light, the night has been getting progressively brighter. But a growing body of research shows experiencing total darkness is critical to our well-being.
“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and ... No Life”: A Montana Professor on the Issue of Our Time
by Sarah van GelderAug 28, 2015
- University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he’s standing up to tar sands extraction.
5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow in Your Backyard
by Miles SchneidermanJun 03, 2015
- These herbs aren't just for cooking—here's how you can use them to treat ailments from asthma to anxiety.
Beyond Compost: 5 Ways to Get Your Soil Ready This Spring
by Peter D'Auria, Miles SchneidermanApr 13, 2015
- The key to a great garden? Good dirt. Here’s how you can grow your own.
Walking: The Secret Ingredient for Health, Wealth, and More Exciting Neighborhoods
by Jay WalljasperDec 25, 2014
- It's been called "America's untrendiest trend." The evidence that millions of people are finally walking again is as solid as the ground beneath our feet.
Neighbors Helped This Immigrant-Owned Dry Cleaner in Boston Go Nontoxic—and Stay in Business
by Chuck Collins, Polly HoppinDec 19, 2014
- Organizations that aim to reduce the use of toxic chemicals have long focused on shutting down offending businesses. But this story from Boston shows another way.
This Couple's Marriage Healed the Planet and Cost Just $3K—Here's How They Did It
by Linnea M. PatonFeb 13, 2014
- Four ways to have an equitable, earth-loving, and awesome wedding.
8 Lifestyles for Healthy Eating (and They All Include Kale!)
by YES! EditorsJan 01, 2014
- Have a New Year's resolution to eat better in the coming year? We set out to find out what a healthy diet really looks like. Turns out, they all have a few things in common.
Backyard Permaculture: A 12-Step Program
by Doug PibelFeb 04, 2013
- Author Peter Bane grew more than 150 species on less than 2,000 square feet. Here are 12 tips to get you there.
People Used to Sleep Twice a Night, With a Break in Between: 7 Ways to Connect With Our Wild Human Roots
by Shannan Stoll, Fabien Tepper, Valerie SchloredtJan 17, 2013
- Color like a butterfly, eat like an ancient healer, and other ways to rediscover your inner wildness.
Meet the Youngest Member of the Tiny House Movement
Jan 11, 2013
- This 16-year-old is building himself a future free from mortgage payments, not to mention college accommodations that are a bit homier than your average dorm room.
A Living Sewage Treatment Plant? These People Grew One
by Claudia RoweJan 03, 2013
- Every flush of a standard toilet creates a several-gallon problem. Instead of wasting water, plants and animals can transform human waste into water rated pure enough to drink.
Green Light May Be Ahead for Insurance on Shared Vehicles
by Cat JohnsonOct 08, 2012
- As more and more people begin sharing and renting out their cars and homes, insurance issues have begun to emerge. Sharing communities are taking the lead in finding solutions.
Yard Work Unplugged: Scything’s Quiet Comeback
by Doug PibelSep 07, 2012
- Photo Essay: Cut the grass—and the noise—with this rare opportunity to see YES! staffers work up a sweat!
5 Tools (and 1 Animal) for Quieter, Healthier Yard Work
by Lauren Hardy, Samantha HerndonSep 05, 2012
- Tending your yard doesn’t have to be noisy, irritating, or fuel-intensive. Here’s how you can unplug.