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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.
How to Not Get Sick of Zucchini on a 10-Mile Diet
by Vicki Robin
Sometimes, local eating means getting very creative.
Pioneers of the New Normal
by Sarah van Gelder
We’re facing a very different world than the one we knew. Here’s what people are doing to prepare …
Quality Over Quantity: Local Food & the Obesity Epidemic
by Vicki Robin
When we sacrifice good food to have lots of food, it's a double loss. Can we use this time of thinner wallets to examine the volume of food we run through our bodies?
Clear Act: A Climate Bill That Can Pass
by Peter Barnes
How the cap-and-cash-back bill can clear a deadlocked Senate–and make most Americans better off.
My Kingdom for a Cracker!
by Vicki Robin
After 10 days of eating within 10 miles, I was ready to do just about anything for food made from grains.
My 10-Mile Diet ... in a Global Food System
by Vicki Robin
My eating experiment is making me think differently about food security around the world.
Signs of Life :: Fall 2010
Small stories about big change