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Bearing Witness: Chris Jordan on Art, Grief, and Transformation
by Brooke Jarvis
Photographer Chris Jordan's latest project left him feeling grief and hopelessness. Now he wants more people to discover how productive those emotions can be.
Yard for Share: My Hyperlocavore Garden
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
When the internet connects gardeners with available land, surprising things can happen.
The End of the Long Summer
by Sherry Boschert
A new book by a leading science writer tells what we need to do to survive climate change.
Update: Betsy Damon's Living Water Gardens
by Ashlee Green
10 years ago, YES! Magazine covered the story of the Living Water Garden, part of a citywide revitalization program in Chengdu, China. Has the promise of that story turned into reality?
People We Love :: Beverly Wright
by Berit Anderson
Cleaning up New Orleans
People We Love :: Hai Vo
by Berit Anderson
Revamping the cafeteria menu.
People We Love :: Ricardo Navarro
by Ashlee Green
Choosing a sustainable path.
The High Cost of Cheap Coal
by Brooke Jarvis
More and more people are recalculating the true price of coal and deciding it’s simply too high to pay.
No Car, No Problem
by Orion Kriegman
Car-free living not only cuts back on your greenhouse gas emissions. It also builds local community, brings families closer together, and helps support local economies.
Climate Game Changer
by Sarah van Gelder
Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?
Bringing it to the Table
by James Trimarco
Wendell Berry on Farming and Food. Pragmatic and passionate insights appear in each of the 24 essays in Bringing it to the Table by Wendell Berry, reviewed here by James Trimarco.
Gaviotas: Village of Hope
by Seth Biderman, Christian Casillas
Two activists discover the secrets of a Colombian community’s success—surprise and imagination.
350.org: Getting to Work in 2010
With a weak climate "agreement" coming out of Copenhagen, the 350.org campaign urges citizens to get to work in 2010—whether politicians are on board or not.
Economic Recovery, Hawaiian Style
by Lurline Wailana McGregor
What indigenous economies can teach us about abundance.
Bottled Water Costs 2,000 Times More than Tap—You Don't Have to Drink It
by Madeline Ostrander
Should you be worried about your tap water? Yes, but not for the reason you expected.