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Spokane Considers Community Bill of Rights
by Mari Margil
Thousands of people voted to protect nine basic rights, ranging from the right of the environment to exist and flourish to the rights of residents to have a locally based economy and to determine the future of their neighborhoods.
Inside the YES! Worm Bin Inside the YES! Worm Bin
From the climate action blog: The YES! office benefits from the composting action of many thousands of now-famous worms.
The Economics of Peace
by David Korten
On October 19, I spoke to the Praxis Peace Institute's Economics of Peace Conference in Sonoma, California. You can read my remarks here.
Military Leaders Call for Urgent Climate Action
by Brooke Jarvis
Climate change is teaching military leaders to think about security in a new way.
Service-Learning and Life Philosophies
by Jing Fong
Here are two dynamic organizations that offer your students opportunities and engaging resources to express and act on what they believe. Encourage your students to take on a service-learning project or submit a personal essay to "This I Believe."
Visual Learning: Walking Slowly
by Alyssa Austin
Use this photo to ask your students what they notice and are wondering. Then share the facts behind the image to connect to greater understanding and discovery.
Facing the Future
by Jing Fong
Here is a range of lessons from Facing the Future for grades K-12, including some projects for university level students.
Nurturing Creative Thinkers
by Jing Fong
In this entertaining talk, Sir Ken Robinson asserts that to get the best out of people, schools need to nurture creative thinkers rather than good workers.
Bringing Power Home
by Jing Fong
Be inspired by Malawian teenager William Kamkwamba. After being forced to drop out of school, William teaches himself how to build a windmill to bring power to his village.
The Evergreen Cooperatives
The Evergreen Cooperatives see themselves as a new model of economic development.
World’s Citizens to Politicians: Get Serious on Global Warming Now!
by Richard Sclove
A new worldwide poll on climate change reflects a global consensus for urgent action—and sets a precedent for deliberative democracy at the international level.
A Wave of Climate Action
by Richard Graves
An international day of action heralded the emergence of a global grassroots climate movement. Next up: December 12.
Let's play "Who's Got the Lowest Power Bill" Let's play "Who's Got the Lowest Power Bill"
From the Climate Action Blog: YES! Magazine's fulfillment assistant Jackie Taylor makes saving the planet her favorite game.
23 Billion: Where's the Outrage?
by Davey D
After another round of massive bonuses to the financial industry, Hip Hop historian and activist Davey D wonders where all the protesters are.
The Victory of the Commons
by Jay Walljasper
Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom proved that people can—and do—work together to manage commonly held resources without degrading them.