Dear Activists: Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be to Throw a Better Party
by Jennifer Luxton
Five ways to make your next protest more inviting and impactful.
How to Restore Our Relationship to Earth
by David Korten
We must reduce our burden on Earth’s regenerative systems by approximately 40 percent.
The 150-Mile Wardrobe: A Solution for One of the World’s Most Polluting Industries
by Araz Hachadourian
The Northern California Fibershed aims to skirt the rampant waste of resources in the apparel industry.
12 Reasons Biking Is About to Get Way More Popular
by Jay Walljasper
It’s no longer a white-people thing, a big city thing, or an ultra-fit athlete thing.
This Town Built a Market Where Neighbors Can Take What They Want for Free
by Jake Jarvis
It’s a radical but simple experiment that builds community and keeps useful things out of the landfill.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
How Northwest Communities Are Stopping Big Oil Projects
by Sarah van Gelder
Last week, a Washington state energy panel voted unanimously to oppose what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal.
Why Trump’s Shrinking of Bears Ears Will Be Reversed
by Eric Biber, Nicholas Bryner, Sean B. Hecht, Mark Squillace
Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.
Houston Neighbors Said No to Walmart and Invested in Black-Owned Businesses After the Hurricane
by J. Gabriel Ware
Communities of color turned to each other to make it through the disaster. Months later, they’re doing the same to rebuild.
3 Reasons This Isn’t a Decisive Win for the KXL Pipeline
by Shannan Stoll
The path toward Keystone XL construction is much less certain than recent news headlines might lead you to believe.
Why Thanksgiving Is the Perfect Time to Give Up Meat
by Peter Kalmus
I learned that there’s no better way to cultivate gratitude than through food.
In the Water-Scarce Southwest, an Ancient Irrigation System Disrupts Big Agriculture
by Shoshi Parks
In New Mexico and Colorado, the “acequia” is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.
4 Ways to Give Your Body Back to Nature After You Die
by Jennifer Luxton
These alternative burial methods give a purpose to your remains.
6 Horrifying Foods You’ve Probably Eaten
by Erin Sagen
Are you going to eat that? Because the food industrial complex is the stuff of nightmares.
How Inmates, Scientists, and Government Workers Are Teaming Up to Save This Butterfly
by Sarah van Gelder
The effort to restore prairie ecosystems in Washington state before they disappear.