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Divestment Helped to End Apartheid in South Africa—Can It Work for Fossil Fuels? Divestment Helped to End Apartheid in South Africa—Can It Work for Fossil Fuels?
by Bryan Farrell
When it comes to divestment, the anti-apartheid struggle is always cited as an influence. Here's how South Africans are starting to apply those same lessons to addressing climate change.
In Washington State, a Green Governor Fights Climate Change on Multiple Fronts In Washington State, a Green Governor Fights Climate Change on Multiple Fronts
by Dahr Jamail
Jay Inslee’s multipronged approach includes meeting with farmers and members of indigenous tribes, working toward policies like cap-and-trade, and closing the state’s last coal-fired power plant.
Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They’re Locally Owned, Report Finds Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They’re Locally Owned, Report Finds
by Kayla Schultz
When it comes to providing jobs and money to towns and cities, not all renewable energy is created equal.
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
by Mary Hansen
A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.
After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It
by Dave Reed
Fed up with essentially begging for access to quality food, residents of this predominantly African-American and low-income neighborhood decided to open their own grocery store.
Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm
by Kayla Schultz, Paul Dunn
See how Heyday Farm raises healthy animals in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
Good Jobs or a Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both Good Jobs or a Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both
by Chuck Collins
If we really want to fix the environment, then we need to join coalitions with organizations that focus on changing our economic system too.
How to Pickle Almost Anything How to Pickle Almost Anything
by Doug Pibel, Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn, Kali Swenson
Why ferment? It’s practical magic. Here are a few basics to get you started.
Economists Who Say the Planet Has Infinite Resources Are Today’s Flat Earth Society Economists Who Say the Planet Has Infinite Resources Are Today’s Flat Earth Society
by Eric Zencey
The attempt to solve our ecological and social crises through economic growth is a fool’s task, because both crises have a common cause: an infinite-planet, perpetual-growth economy has met the limits of a finite planet.
Video: Why Waste Coffee Grounds When Delicious Mushroooms Love to Grow on Them? Video: Why Waste Coffee Grounds When Delicious Mushroooms Love to Grow on Them?
See how an urban farm in the United Kingdom is recycling coffee waste to grow gourmet mushrooms.
Americans on Food Aid Document Their Hunger in Photos Americans on Food Aid Document Their Hunger in Photos
by YES! Editors
“Before I was on SNAP, I budgeted $50 a week for all groceries for my two children and myself. This was for food, shampoo, toilet paper, everything.”
These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March
by Joseph Boutilier
From people who are still literally marching to campaigns to sue the government for failing to take action on climate change, these projects make it clear that the People’s Climate March was just the beginning.
“Nature Deficit Disorder” Is Making Us Sick—But These “Bioneers” Believe They Have the Cure “Nature Deficit Disorder” Is Making Us Sick—But These “Bioneers” Believe They Have the Cure
by Ruairí McKiernan
In this interview, the founder of the Bioneers conference talks about what he’s learned in 25 years of bringing thinkers together.
Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need” Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
by Sarah van Gelder
Naomi Klein’s powerful new book explains why not only can the climate movement win—but it’s our best chance at overturning some of history’s greatest injustices.
Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says
by Nafeez Ahmed
New scientific research increasingly shows how “agroecology” offers environmentally sustainable methods that can meet the rapidly growing demand for food.
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