We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.
A Healthy (and Profitable) Oasis in Philly’s Food Deserts
by Sarah Treuhaftposted Oct 01, 2012
- The story of this seemingly ordinary chain of grocery stores suggests that collaboration with the community may be the key to success for businesses in struggling neighborhoods.
Why “Green” Consumer Choices Aren’t Enough
by George Lakeyposted Sep 27, 2012
- Middle-class people are often socialized to believe they are responsible for improving their neighborhoods, their communities, and the world itself. Helpful as that often is, it creates a blind spot when it comes to global warming.
Pipeline Blockade Takes to the Trees
by Candice Berndposted Sep 26, 2012
- Despite rough treatment at the hands of law enforcement, tree sitters and their allies remain steadfast in their nonviolence.
Will Tar Sands Drain the Rockies Dry?
by Kristin Moeposted Sep 25, 2012
- From snow to glacier, from river to delta, and back again. Now, that centuries-old cycle has been interrupted by the tremendous volume of water required to extract oil from the Alberta tar sands.
Occupy Wall Street
posted Sep 19, 2012
- Ongoing coverage of the people's movement to take back our democracy and build a new economy.
A Mothers’ Movement for Future Generations
by Heidi Hutnerposted Sep 18, 2012
- Cancer survivor Heidi Hutner worried about how to raise a baby girl in an increasingly toxic world. Why she, and others, are convening the Women’s Congress for Future Generations to make the earth safe again for our children.
A Friend of the Mountains Remembered
by Bill Kovarikposted Sep 18, 2012
- Larry Gibson grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, and dedicated his life to defending them from the coal industry.
Occupy Your Victories: Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary
by Rebecca Solnitposted Sep 17, 2012
- Rebecca Solnit provides an inspiring panorama of triumphs that Occupiers helped achieve in just one short year. She urges us to stay in it for the long haul.
Bioneers Conference 2012
posted Sep 17, 2012
- For its 23rd annual conference, Bioneers offers educators programming on ecological literacy and youth leadership, plus a discount to attend. The conference is from October 19-21 in San Rafael, CA.
California Soccer Moms Face Off against Monsanto
by Corey Hillposted Sep 14, 2012
- A grassroots coalition of California citizens has an initiative on the ballot to require the labeling of genetically modified organisms. While Monsanto and other corporations have spent tens of millions to silence them, the initiative seems likely to succeed.
5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 11, 2012
- Cutting through the campaign rhetoric and attack ads, here are five issues we believe should be at the center of the 2012 election, plus one that has no place in the public sphere.
Yard Work Unplugged: Scything’s Quiet Comeback
by Doug Pibelposted Sep 07, 2012
- Photo Essay: Cut the grass—and the noise—with this rare opportunity to see YES! staffers work up a sweat!
Detroit’s Good Food Cure
by Larry Gabrielposted Sep 06, 2012
- What happens when the Motor City transforms itself into the capital of grow-your-own food?
Full Speed Ahead for Coal Train Opposition
by KC Goldenposted Sep 05, 2012
- The battle over exporting coal is a crossroads for the Pacific Northwest. Will the region stay its course toward clean energy, or become a global trafficking hub for the most dangerous fossil fuel?
5 Tools (and 1 Animal) for Quieter, Healthier Yard Work
by Lauren Hardy, Samantha Herndonposted Sep 05, 2012
- Tending your yard doesn’t have to be noisy, irritating, or fuel-intensive. Here’s how you can unplug.