YES! Magazine Blogs

Powerful ideas, practical actions from the YES! community.

Weaving A Great Turning: Transition Albany Takes It Step-by-Step

Pamela O'Malley Chang at Jun 10, 2010 12:40 PM |

A follow-up on the efforts to transform a 1.7-square-mile California town into a self-sufficient and resilient community.

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Radical Homemaking for the Real World

Shannon Hayes at Jun 09, 2010 03:10 PM |

Relationships around here are hardly ideal or like-minded. They’re complex. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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The Roots of Compassion

Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Jun 08, 2010 05:15 PM |

To be compassionate toward others, we first have to learn to be merciful with ourselves.

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What Are People Doing About the Gulf Disaster?

Sarah van Gelder at Jun 08, 2010 07:45 AM |

In the last week, anger at the BP oil disaster has turned into action.

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Perseverance: Lost in the Gulf of Mexico

Margaret Wheatley at Jun 04, 2010 10:25 AM |

We need to surrender our need to blame, acknowledge that we are truly lost, and then reclaim our capacity to think together if we are to find a way to solutions.

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Health Care Economics 101

Ken Fabert at Jun 02, 2010 11:20 AM |

When it comes to health care, everyone can't have everything right away. But we can make smarter choices that don't leave anyone out in the cold.

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Environment and Food in Haiti: Two Crises, One Solution

Beverly Bell at Jun 02, 2010 11:06 AM |

Haiti's strong peasant movement is calling for policies and programs that can help restore the land and protect small-scale sustainable agricultural production from agribusiness.

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Dry Run: Bostonians Learn to Appreciate Clean Water

Chuck Collins at Jun 01, 2010 02:00 PM |

On May 1st, Bostonians got a remarkable glimpse of our water commons and how we might respond to future disruptions.

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Six Things To Do About the BP Gulf Disaster

Six Things To Do About the BP Gulf Disaster

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jun 01, 2010 11:55 AM |
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Instead of sitting helplessly on the sidelines, here are six things every American can do.

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Lighting the Way to a New Economy

David Korten at May 31, 2010 11:05 AM |

All across the United States and Canada people are rebuilding their local economies to restore community and regain control of their economic lives. How do these local efforts add up to global economic transformation? I delivered this keynote address to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) in Charleston, NC on May 22, 2010 on the theme "Lighting the Way to a New Economy."

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Perseverance—a Life-Saving Skill for This Time

Margaret Wheatley at May 28, 2010 10:10 AM |

Margaret Wheatley asks: “How do we keep going, remain grounded and steadfast? How do we become people who can persevere?” in this first of a series of posts on the essential skill of persevering.

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Reflections on a Growing Local Food Movement

Richard Conlin at May 27, 2010 03:35 PM |

The movement to transform our country’s food system is picking up steam—and the political environment has never been better.

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Reducing Carbon Emissions: Seattle Has Taken the Lead

Richard Conlin at May 27, 2010 10:39 AM |

Looking back on 10 years of carbon reduction efforts in Seattle.

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A World of Oneness

Pastor Don Mackenzie at May 27, 2010 10:30 AM |

How relinquishing our innate pursuit of power and embracing compassion can lead to a more peaceful world.

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The Work Ahead

Shannon Hayes at May 24, 2010 12:05 PM |

Growing renewed relationships with our food, homes, and communities requires getting our hands dirty.

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Haitian Farmers Refuse Monsanto Hybrid Seeds

Beverly Bell at May 21, 2010 01:00 PM |

A coalition of peasant farmers is standing up for food sovereignty.

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Andrée Collier Zaleska at May 19, 2010 12:15 PM |

As the price of college skyrockets, a new book looks to "edupunk" alternatives.

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Debt vs. Localization: Climate Justice in the New Economy

David Korten at May 12, 2010 02:00 PM |

David Korten: Where does the concept of “climate debt” fit into a New Economy framework?

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A Requiem for Detroit?

Grace Lee Boggs at May 12, 2010 12:35 PM |

A new documentary illustrates a different kind of American Dream taking hold in Detroit.

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The Case for Sustainable Meat

Shannon Hayes at May 12, 2010 12:20 AM |

Can meat have a place in the life of a “radical homemaker” trying to live sustainably? Farmer Shannon Hayes believes it can.

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