Planet

How the Wonder of Nature Can Inspire Social Justice Activism
by Adrienne Maree Brown
The complex systems of the natural world can open our eyes to a new way of being.
Meet the Man Bringing Cheap Renewable Energy to His Hometown
by J. Gabriel Ware
“I wanted to bring these projects to the community, so people can see renewable energy working.”
Farming Brings Refugees Closer to Home Through Food and Community
by Sammi-Jo Lee
They were forced out of their homes by Burmese military violence. Now they’re rebuilding their lives in North Carolina.
The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
by Olga Mecking
What gets lost when we focus solely on increasing food efficiency?
Call for Submissions: Solutions to Our Housing Crisis
by YES! Editors
Send us your pitches by Feb. 1.
Books Inspiring Us: “Being the Change”
by Peter Kalmus
In his new book, NASA climate scientist Peter Kalmus explores the daily practices that build healthy, happy, and resilient communities.
The Irma Diaries: Hurricane Irma Survivor Stories Should Be a Climate Change Wake-Up Call
by Lornet Turnbull
The series of deadly hurricanes that churned their way through the Caribbean in September 2017 could be a glimpse into a future of unprecedented weather for the region, a new author writes.
Our 10 Best Solutions Stories You Might Have Missed This Year
by YES! Editors
A better world often starts as a small act. Change is possible. These stories from the past year prove it.
Dear Activists: Throw a Better Party
by Jennifer Luxton
Five ways to make your next protest more inviting and impactful.
How to Restore Our Relationship to Earth
by David Korten
We must reduce our burden on Earth’s regenerative systems by approximately 40 percent.
The 150-Mile Wardrobe: A Solution for One of the World’s Most Polluting Industries
by Araz Hachadourian
The Northern California Fibershed aims to skirt the rampant waste of resources in the apparel industry.
12 Reasons Biking Is About to Get Way More Popular
by Jay Walljasper
It’s no longer a white-people thing, a big city thing, or an ultra-fit athlete thing.
This Town Built a Market Where Neighbors Can Take What They Want for Free
by Jake Jarvis
It’s a radical but simple experiment that builds community and keeps useful things out of the landfill.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
How Northwest Communities Are Stopping Big Oil Projects
by Sarah van Gelder
Last week, a Washington state energy panel voted unanimously to oppose what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal.