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Update: Post-Prison Garden Project Grows Earth Stewards
by Berit Anderson
Ten years ago YES! Magazine reported on Cathrine Sneed and her Garden Project. Today there are 37 Earth Stewards and seven full-time Garden Project employees.
Step Away From the Plastic Bag
by Kim Eckart
Our associate editor experiments with life after plastic bags.
YES! But How? :: Paper v. Cloth
by Keith Rutowski
Does buying recycled household-paper products make that much of a difference? Are there any better alternatives?
Common Ground in a Liquid City
by Sarah Kuck
Re-imagining our cities is the best chance we have to create prosperity, lower our carbon emissions, and save what’s left of the natural world.
UN Calls for Climate Friendly Diet
by Frances Moore Lappe
Frances Moore Lappé welcomes the recent report, and reminds us that global food problems are about justice, not scarcity.
Detroit’s Renewal: Can It Inspire the Social Forum?
by Sarah van Gelder
Detroit is known for its decay, violence, and gas-guzzling cars. With thousands of activists coming to town, will it also become known as a source of hope?
A Victory for Appalachia
by Sandra Diaz
The days of rubber stamping permits for mountaintop removal coal mining are over, for now.
Cherish The Planet, Don’t Cheat On It
Think the idea of carbon offsets are a bit ridiculous? So do the creators of cheatneutral.com, a website that allows you to pay money to “offset” your infidelity.
Bonn Climate Talks: Beyond BP
by Jamie Henn
Even as we work to prevent future disasters and break the U.S. oil addiction, we must keep up pressure for a fair, ambitious climate treaty.
Where Do Our Carbon Emissions Come From, Anyway?
by Richard Conlin
Seattle is working to become America's first climate neutral city. But first, it has to figure out where its carbon comes from.
Haitian Farmers: So All Can Eat, Produce It Here
by Doudou Pierre with Beverly Bell
Haitians are working to make food sovereignty a key part of post-earthquake rebuilding.
Polls: Time for Action
by Madeline Ostrander
In the wake of the BP disaster in the Gulf, Americans are ready for clean energy.
Weaving A Great Turning: Transition Albany Takes It Step-by-Step
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
A follow-up on the efforts to transform a 1.7-square-mile California town into a self-sufficient and resilient community.
What Are People Doing About the Gulf Disaster?
by Sarah van Gelder
In the last week, anger at the BP oil disaster has turned into action.
The School Lunch Revolution
by Mark Winne
A new book uncovers the best reasons yet for unconditional school food reform.