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Readers' Forum

One reader writes: The positive side of this transportation crisis? It’s as simple as riding a bike. . .

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Diverse, Green, Beautiful Cities: an interview with Carl Anthony

A multi-cultural coalition can lead the way to greener and more vibrant cities that work for all residents, says Carl Anthony in this interview with YES! executive editor, Sarah van Gelder.

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Corporate Futures

David Korten, Paul Hawken, dialogue, corporate futures, sustainable business, post-corporate world

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Peace Trees, Vietnam

Although public opinion has turned against the use of landmines, a large number remain active, a lethal reminder of wars long over. One group of Americans and Vietnamese are removing landmines and restoring an indigenous ecosystem ...

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The Page That Counts :: Spring 1999

Pounds of beef the average American consumes per year, and more...

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Patch Adams

What a disillusioned pre-med student learned from a wacky doctor's serious dream

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A Civic Economy

Civic Economy - the economy as a social system, human interaction value as a social product

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Y2k Green Steps

some no-regrets tips and suggestions you can do now that will make your home and community more sustainable

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Menominee Forest Stewardship

As the largest single tract of virgin timberland in Wisconsin, the 218,552 heavily forested acres of Menominee tribal land are bound to stand out.

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MAI Free Zones

Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) in terms everyone can understand- while telling you what's at stake for your community

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The Post-corporate World

Over the nearly 600 years since the onset of the Commercial Revolution, we have as a species learned a great deal about the making of money and we have created powerful institutions and technologies dedicated to its accumulation. But in our quest for money, we forgot how to live.

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Appalachian Kitchens: and other stories of the economies of place

Football fans in Wisconsin, Appalachian chefs, Mexico City's poor, Finnish villagers, and west coast fishers -- all are creating economies unique to their cultures and eco-systems

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Indigenous Voices

Banking on Earth, Light, Water by Berito Kuwar U'wa of the U'wa People -- Buddhist Self-Reliance by Tuenjai Deetes -- Eco-Justice in the Niger Delta by Oronto Douglas

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Ownership Matters

When workers own a bank, when a town provides high-tech infrastructure, when non[rofits go into business - these are enterprises that sustain communities and empower employees.

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The Y2k Opportunity

Maybe next time, with the help of planning for Y2K, communities will be ready with sustainable solutions to tomorrow’s crises.

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Readers' Forum

I’m reminded of something Gandhi said – if we’re going to change the world, we have to start with the children.

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Community Money

While the European community is creating one big currency, communities in Ireland, Scotland, and elsewhere in Europe are turning to local currencies as a means to regain control of their economic futures.

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Who Shall Inherit the Sky?

The Kyoto accords on global warming set the stage for an historic choice. We can give away yet another global commons or claim the sky as a trust benefiting all the people of today and of the future

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Citizens Economics

Gar Alperovitz is an historian and political economist, president of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives, and a PFN board member. He is interviewed here by YES! editor Sarah van Gelder.

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YES! But How? :: Car Sharing

Troubled by the difficulties of a clean and green existence? Whipsawed by confusion because you want to live sustainably but you just don't know how? Don't worry...Ask Doug and Annie.

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Education Resources

Education Resources Guide: Groups - Books and Magazine - Multimedia

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Book Review - Do They Hear You When You Cry? by Fauziya Kassindja with Layli Miller Bashir

At age 17, Fauziya Kassindja had a good life--loving parents who flouted village tradition by educating their daughters; two brothers and four older sisters who doted on her; a close-knit community of friends; and, by Togo standards, an upper class existence.

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Book Review: The Ownership Solution by Jeff Gates

Something very important has been quietly building up in the American economy over the last few decades--something which could have portentous implications for the new century: Workers in very, very serious numbers are beginning to own the firms in which they work.

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Urban Courage

Former gang members from one of Mexico City’s poorest and toughest suburbs are teaching teens and adults about self-reliance and sustainable living

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Education Issue Introduction

Show the kids and yourself that you still believe in the future.

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Beyond Ecophobia

If we want children to flourish, says educator David Sobel, we need to give them time to connect with nature and love the Earth before we ask them to save it

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You Can't Say, "You Can't Play"

Veteran teacher Vivian Gussin Paley witnessed a peculiar phenomenon in her kindergarten classroom year after year--without fail, a caste system developed within each group of students.

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Smoke Signals

After years of misrepresentation in the media, Native American filmmakers are taking control of their own stories, including in a new breakthrough film produced, directed, and written by Native Americans

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