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In Review :: Tree Intimacy
by Brooke Jarvisposted May 07, 2009
- Brooke Jarvis reviews Nalini Nadkarni’s Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connection to Trees.
In Review :: Homemade Revolution
by Erik Knutzenposted May 07, 2009
- A hand-cranked and pedal-powered guide to shrinking your home electricity use.
Signs of Life :: Landmark Climate Change Bill
by Madeline Ostranderposted May 07, 2009
- Congress has begun debate on what could become the first-ever federal legislation to regulate greenhouse gases. The bill promises to cut emissions 80 percent by 2050.
Signs of Life :: Defending the Right to Water
by Daniel Moss, Brooke Jarvisposted May 07, 2009
- More than 20 countries have signed a declaration recognizing water as a basic human right. The declaration was presented as an alternative to a weaker statement on water access issued at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul in March.
Excerpt: Soil Not Oil
by Vandana Shivaposted May 06, 2009
- Why we need to kick petroleum out of our farms.
The Human Powered Home :: Photo Essay
posted May 06, 2009
- This photo-essay features images from Tamara Dean's book The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors. The book is a one-of-a-kind compendium of human-powered devices gathered from a unique collection of experts.
Flow :: Interview with the Director
posted Apr 30, 2009
- Director Irena Salina on why more people in the West are becoming aware of the human and environmental impact of water scarcity, how reservoir privatization affects common people, and what the role of world government should be in resolving the problem before it's too late.
posted Apr 30, 2009
- Justicia Now is a documentary about ChevronTexaco's toxic legacy in the Northern Ecuadorian region of the Amazon rainforest—and the largest environmental class action lawsuit in history.
YES! Bikes to Work—All Month
posted Apr 29, 2009
- May is national bike month. To celebrate, YES! staff members are joining one of the biggest bike commuter events on the West Coast: the 2009 Group Health Commute Challenge. Check back all month as YES! staff members report back from their green commute.
Bike Kitchens: Building Community, Bikes
by Rob Forbesposted Apr 28, 2009
- A bike kitchen is a community-based, hands-on workshop that provides free (or almost free) help to people who need to fix their bikes. Find out more about these places that are popping up across the U.S. and Canada.
Michelle Obama's Fresh Food Revolution
by Mark Hertsgaardposted Apr 23, 2009
- Michelle Obama planted an organic garden on the White House lawn, sending a clear message: Change America's eating habits and you can change the world.
Pedal People Put the Cycling in Recycling
by Laura Kaliebeposted Apr 21, 2009
- In all types of weather, the staff of Pedal People Cooperative Inc. can be found hauling up to 300 pounds of trash, recycling and compost on trailers hitched to the back of their bikes.
Working Together at the Summit of the Americas
by Laura Kaliebeposted Apr 16, 2009
- Three days isn’t enough time to solve all of the problems in the hemisphere—but it’s a start.On April 17-19, 2009, the democratically-elected leaders of 34 countries will meet in Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas.
Celebrate Earth Day Every Day
by Laura Kaliebeposted Apr 15, 2009
- Forget about celebrating Earth Day on just one day—or even all month. This year the Earth Day Network is launching its “Greenest Generation” initiative. This set of resources will help you make every day Earth Day.
Visual Learning: Self Portrait in Waste
posted Apr 10, 2009
- Use this photo by Chris Jordan to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.