YES! Magazine Online Winter '10

Lorelei Scarbro

Climate Heroes

Kate Sheppard interviews some of the people on the front lines of climate action.



  • Next Step Recycling
    NextStep Recycling saves computers from landfills—providing employment, education outreach and technology access to low-income residents in the process.



  • YES! Bicycle Guy

    YES! Posters

    Get your favorite Posters from this and past issues of YES! Hang them up, and share the inspiration.

    The YES! Men Fix the World
    A documentary about the latest pranks from the duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno
  • FRESH: The Movie
    Given the environmental and health consequences of industrial agriculture, what would it look like if we re-invented our food system? The 2009 film FRESH seeks out the farmers, thinkers and businesses people in America who are doing just that.
  • Homo Toxicus
    When Canadian filmmaker Carole Poliquin finds out that there are 110 toxins present in her body she sets out to explore the link between environmental pollution and rising health concerns.
  • The Story of Stuff
    The Story of Stuff will take you on a provocative tour of our consumer-driven culture—from resource extraction to iPod incineration—exposing the real costs of our use-it and lose-it approach to stuff.

Slide Shows







  • YES! Music Picks
    Musical inspirations while putting out this issue: Steve Earle, Mari Boine, and Richard Shindell.


Resources and Tools for the Climate Action Issue


  • Discussion Guide
    Includes article summaries and questions to spark your discussion around the YES! Climate Action issue.
  • Resource Guide
    Movements and resources to save our climate now.
  • Climate Heroes
    Interviews with everyday people taking on climate change.
  • What's Your Connection to Mountain Top Removal?
    Power plants across the country use coal from destroyed mountains. Search your zip code to meet the communities and landscapes to which you're connected.
  • Climate Polls
    A summary of "The Energy Learning Curve", a Public Agenda poll, and additional research on America's changing attitude to climate action.
  • The Page That Counts (with extended sources)
    Number of Boeing 747 jets that could be built with the aluminum cans thrown away by airlines in a year: 58 ... and many more surprising facts.


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