At YES! Magazine we work with hundreds of organizations that are building a just and sustainable world. We develop special partnerships with some to help each of us reach more people. Here are two partner organizations whose work we think you’ll want to know about.

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Issue 54 "Water Solutions" Partners


Laugh now—or the planet gets it. That’s one of the ­mottos at Grist has been dishing out environmental news and commentary with a wry twist since 1999. Each day, they use their Clarity-o-Meter to draw out the real meaning behind green stories, and to connect big issues like climate change to daily life. At Grist, they take their work seriously. Themselves—not so much.

Corporate Accountability International

Corporate Accountability International

Corporate Accountability International is the education and advocacy organization behind Think Outside the Bottle, a national campaign to renew support for public water systems and break the nation’s bottled water habit. For 30 years, they have worked to protect public health and the environment by compelling Nestlé, GE, and Philip Morris to halt a range of abuses. Today, they are working to reverse the world water crisis by challenging World Bank lending practices that line the pockets of water profiteers while millions go thirsty.

Klean Kanteen

Klean Kanteen

Back when the only bottles on the market were lined aluminum and polycarbonate plastic, the Klean Kanteen® , made from 18/8, food-grade stainless steel, was invented as a safe, durable, BPA-free alternative. A family-owned business founded to promote health, sustainability and environmental responsibility, Klean Kanteen® was honored for leadership in sustainable business practices with a Breast Cancer Fund Heroes Award in April. Klean Kanteen® also sponsored the Tapped “Get Off the Bottle” movie tour.

Issue 52 "Climate Action" Partners

350-logo.jpg is an international climate campaign named after the most important number in the world. According to the latest science, 350 parts per million is the safe upper limit of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. On October 24, coordinated an International Day of Climate Action with over 5,200 events in more than 181 countries, from the melting glaciers of Mt. Everest to the sinking beaches of the Maldives. continues to connect a truly global movement and call for bold solutions to the climate crisis.


Green for All

Green For All is a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean-energy economy. Green For All works in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in green industry—all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of its agenda.


Barefoot College of Tilonia

Barefoot College of Tilonia began in 1972 in Tilonia, a village in the semi-arid region of Rajasthan, India, with the conviction that solutions to rural problems lie within the community. The College trains villagers to become “Barefoot” professionals: solar engineers, water engineers, architects, teachers, midwives. Their commitment to community-based solutions is expanding globally and  has resulted in rural solar-electrification benefiting nearly 200,000 people in over 750 communities.

Issue 51 "Learn as You Go" Partners

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Small Planet Institute

Founded by Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé, the Small Planet Institute fosters Living Democracy—a rewarding way of life in which citizens infuse the values of inclusion, fairness and mutual accountability into all dimensions of public life. The Lappés’ books include Frances’ Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad and Anna’s forthcoming Diet for a Hot Planet. They speak frequently and produce a range of media, from blogs to videos. 

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Bainbridge Graduate Institute

The Bainbridge Graduate Institute is a leader in the movement to make business and business education a force for environmental restoration, social justice, and planetary survival. One of the first graduate schools in the United States to offer an MBA in Sustainable Business, BGI is ranked first in preparation for ethical and socially responsible leadership by Net Impact, the association of MBA students seeking to transform their schools in the direction of greater social responsibility.

Issue 50 "The New Economy" Partners

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Common Cause

Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization deeply committed to making democracy work. Founded in 1970 by John Gardner, it now has nearly 400,000 members and supporters and 36 state organizations. Common Cause promotes honest, open, and accountable government and active citizen participation. For more information about Common Cause and their recently released Financial Bailout Report, please visit

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Center for a New American Dream

Center for a New American Dream is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging Americans to have “More Fun, Less Stuff!” It works with individuals, institutions, communities, and businesses to counter the commercialization of our culture and promote environmentally responsible and socially just changes in the way goods are produced and consumed. One of New Dream’s current campaigns is Break the Bottled Water Habit, highlighting the environmental and financial waste created by the beverage industry. Learn more and pledge to break your own habit at