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The Righteous Small House: Challenging House Size and the Irresponsible American Dream
by Jason F. McLennan
An architect asks, at what point does size cancel out sustainability?
The True State of the Union
Friends of YES! Magazine turn the president's address into a conversation about what it will really take to build a more perfect union.
Silk Purse from Sow's Ear
Two Brooklyn, New York, furniture designers salvage scrap from New York's woodworking industry and turn the discarded material into one-of-a-kind pieces.
YES! Recommends: No Impact Project
by Jing Fong
No Impact Man, Colin Beavan, and his family have inspired a nation to swap their old consumer habits for new environmentally-friendly ones. The recently launched No Impact Curriculum brings the lessons learned from this year-long journey to your classroom.
Curriculum & Resources: Green Jobs and Green Buildings
by Jing Fong
Lesson plans, hands-on activities, and award-winning projects on green building and economies will demonstrate to your students that there’s a better, sustainable, and just future that they can help build, shape, and design.
Visual Learning: Have Wheels, Will Travel
by Alyssa Austin
With this YES! lesson plan, you and your students can luxuriate—and pause—to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about bikes.
We're Not Done Yet
Video: Copenhagen may have been an official failure, but for a new generation of climate activists, it was transformative.
A Global Push for Renewable Energy
by Alice Slater
With 142 member nations already signed on, the new International Renewable Energy Agency is promoting a fast, global transition to clean, safe, and renewable energy.
Turning Back the Doomsday Clock
by Joe Copeland
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says the world is at a turning point when it comes to tackling nuclear war and climate change, "the two gravest threats to civilization."
The Power of Nonviolent Movements
by Bryan Farrell
Anti-nuclear activist Jonathan Schell offers motivation and tactical advice to the new generation of climate activists.
Reaping the Dividends of Reduced Emissions
by Mike Sandler
California residents stand to gain a lot from the state's efforts to cap greenhouse gases: less pollution, greener infrastructure, and a yearly check in the mailbox.
Smarter School Lunches
by Ellen Mahoney
Healthy, local food for all kids? "Renegade Lunch Lady" Ann Cooper is starting a revolution in school cafeterias.
School Lunch is a Social Justice Issue
Video: "Renegade lunch lady" Ann Cooper on what we're teaching kids about food and nutrition—and how to change it.
"Regulators Should No Longer Ignore Rigorous Science"
by Sandra Diaz
In a broad new study, scientists conclude that the impacts of mountaintop removal are "pervasive and irreversible."
John Francis Walks the Earth
For over two decades, John Francis has been traveling the planet by foot and sail learning about environmental respect. For 17 of those years, he did so without speaking. Luckily for us, he's taken to spreading his message—here in a speech for TED.