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We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.

People We Love :: Tom Szaky People We Love :: Tom Szaky
One Man’s Garbage, Another's Revolution
Signs of Life :: Green Economy Signs of Life :: Green Economy
by Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, Brendan Smith
Green Jobs Kindle Economic Hopes
Readers' Forum Readers' Forum
Readers' letters from the Summer 2008 issue of YES! Magazine: 'Superpower? Get Over It.' Topics include Diet for a Warming Planet, Climate Change and Stuff, Let’s Talk Overpopulation, A Climate Mobilization, They Love Erica, Too, Your Backyard Footprint, Simplistic on Bolivia.
Life, Liberty, Water Life, Liberty, Water
by Maude Barlow
As climate change and worldwide shortages loom, will people fight over water or join together to protect it? A global water justice movement is demanding a change in international law to ensure the universal right to clean water for all.
Reclaiming Corn and Culture Reclaiming Corn and Culture
by Wendy Call
NAFTA was sold as a win-win. After 14 years of losing, Mexican farmers are making their own trade rules—fair ones.
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker :: An Avian Diplomat Ivory-Billed Woodpecker :: An Avian Diplomat
Partners in Flight. Formed in 1990, Partners is a loose collaboration stitched together by the habits of birds, which can travel from as far north as Canada to wintering grounds in places like Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Venezuela. Extraordinary connections have formed among biologists, NGOs, and governments in these countries.
Life in Liberia :: Photo Essay ::     1 Life in Liberia :: Photo Essay :: 1
by Christopher Herwig
Christopher Herwig's lense on Liberia.
Peace Corps in Paraguay :: Photo Essay Peace Corps in Paraguay :: Photo Essay
by Justin Mog, Amanda Fuller
Peace Corps volunteers Justin Mog and Amanda Fuller were dispatched to an impoverished community in rural Paraguay, where they launched a seed bank, which loans tree, vegetable, and alternative crop seeds.
Update :: Historic Accord Protects B.C. Forests Update :: Historic Accord Protects B.C. Forests
by Noah Grant
We are checking on our favorite stories. Has the promise of the initiatives we covered in past issues turned into reality? Discover where logging in the Clayoquot Sound rainforest is at today.
Great Bear Rainforest :: Photo Essay Great Bear Rainforest :: Photo Essay
by Tim Ennis
Tim Ennis’ beautiful photographs reveal the landscape, biodiversity and indigenous cultures of the temperate rainforests of the British Columbia coast.
The First Rural Women Heroes of Tombouctou The First Rural Women Heroes of Tombouctou
If a village in Tombouctou can be solar electrified against such tremendous odds adopting a Barefoot approach, then it is possible to replicate this process anywhere.
Blue Covenant: Maude Barlow on the Global     Movement for Water Justice Blue Covenant: Maude Barlow on the Global Movement for Water Justice
by Maude Barlow
Listen to Maude Barlow's interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
Teaching Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming Teaching Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming
by Gary Braasch, Lynne Cherry
Award-winning photo-journalist Gary Braasch has joined forced with kids author Lyne Cherry to tell the story behind the big climate change headlines and introduce 5-8 graders to the science of global warming.
Teaching Global Warming in Tumwater Teaching Global Warming in Tumwater
by Jana Dean
Jana Dean tells her inspiring story of what happened when she took teaching about climate change beyond the text books. What happens when you pause and listen to your student's fears and allow space for them to work through their feelings of powerlessness? In Tumwater they created a new recycling system for the entire school.
Teaching Climate: Digital Story Telling Teaching Climate: Digital Story Telling
BRIDGES to Understanding has developed teaching tools around the issue of Climate Change that focus on journaling and digital story telling for your students. As your students develop their stories you can follow the work of other schools on-line.
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