We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.
You Are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring
by Paul Hawkenposted May 27, 2009
- The Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009
At EPA Hearings and in Congress, Public and Politicians Ready for Climate Action
by Madeline Ostranderposted May 22, 2009
- At EPA hearings and in Congress, signs that the public, environmental leaders, political leaders, and businesses could unite on steps to confront climate change.
To Obama and the EPA: The Threat is Real, It's Time to Act
by Madeline Ostranderposted May 19, 2009
- EPA holds two public hearings on greenhouse gas regulation
Courtney Kisner Essay on "The City That Ended Hunger"
by Courtney Kisnerposted May 14, 2009
- Courtney Kisner, a sophomore at West Valley High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "The City That Ended Hunger" by Frances Moore Lappé. Read Courtney's essay on Belo Horizante, Brazil, a model of democracy for the United States because it believes food is a right of its citizens.
Katelynne Lingaas Essay on "The City That Ended Hunger"
by Katelynne Lingaasposted May 14, 2009
- Katelynne Lingaas, a sophomore at West Valley High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "The City That Ended Hunger" by Frances Moore Lappé. Read Katelynne's essay on true democracy, which she believes is based on giving others the opportunity to make something of their lives.
In Review :: Justicia Now
by Lisa Gale Garriguesposted May 07, 2009
- Lisa Garrigues reviews this documentary about Ecuador’s oil wars.
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.