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Appalachia Rising for a New Economy
by Brooke Jarvis
Appalachian residents are serious about putting a stop to mountaintop removal coal mining—and building a more sustainable economy to take its place.
Eat. Blog. Love.
by Vicki Robin
How can you not love the one who feeds you? If you have the good fortune to know who that is, I mean.
Reclaim Your Streets: How to Create Safe and Social Pedestrian Plazas
by Erika Kosina
6 steps for replacing cars with parks.
Meet My Food System
by Vicki Robin
A single meal shows the parts of my local food system—and how much I depend on them.
Happy Park(ing) Day
One day a year, in cities throughout the country, parking spots take on a whole new meaning. Simply by paying the parking meter and rolling out some grass, residents claim these spaces as public parks.
“In the Face of This Truth”
by Robert Jensen
It’s time to talk honestly about collapse–no matter how others may respond.
From Vacant City Lots to Food On the Table
by Madeline Ostrander
How to grow food where we need it.
In U.S. Transition Towns, the Big Challenge is Bringing People Together
by Lynsi Burton
When it comes to local resilience, it takes all kinds: Building bridges for a post-oil America
3 Big Ideas for a Resilient Future
Build skills, go local, and celebrate life to prepare for times ahead.
Skill Up, Party Down
by Mason Inman
Transition Towns plan a gentle descent from oil dependence—and have a blast in the process.
Crash Course In Resilience
by Sarah van Gelder
We can strengthen our communities and ourselves to prepare for the uncertain world of failing economies, climate change, and oil depletion.
Seeds of Resilience
by Sarah van Gelder
Climate change, peak oil, and a stalled economy: The Fall 2010 issue of YES! Magazine shows how people step up in uncertain times to create a resilient way of life.
Can You DIY?
Sweeten with honey, darn a sock, and refrigerate without electricity: Learn how to do what your grandparents knew
Roots of the Local Food Movement
Photo Essay: The modern locavore movement isn't the first time Americans have appreciated the broad impact of home gardening and conservation. These wartime posters remind us of another time when the U.S. took food security literally.
Here to There: Transportation Planning in a Climate-Neutral City
by Richard Conlin
Big transportation projects can contribute to sprawl and increase automobile use—or, they can promote biking, walking, and use of transit. Seattle is working to take the latter path.