For the Love of Earth

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YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.

7 Gift Ideas for Mama Earth to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22

What if we treated Earth Day like Mother’s Day and it was important to offer Mama Earth a gift of appreciation and love for all she has done for us? Of course, those gifts would hopefully not be pesticide-ridden cut flowers, tree-killing paper greeting cards, or Unfair-trade chocolate. 

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Palm Oil Scorecard: Are Brands Doing Enough for Indonesia’s Rainforests?

by Ivy Schlegel | Greenpeace

Without looking, would you know how many products in your home contain palm oil? Do you know which products are linked to deforestation?

Palm oil is absolutely everywhere — from food like breakfast cereals to pet food and even shampoo and toothpaste.

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Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Things You Can Do To Save Sea Turtles

What’s it like to work as a dedicated conservational volunteer? Well, apart from the obvious care for animals and the environment, you shouldn’t be too afraid of the dark…

Nightly turtle patrol

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Nora Livingstone is the Co-Founder and CEO of Animal Experience International, a B Corp that matches animal lovers with beneficial and adventurous volunteer experiences around the world. She has volunteered with animals in more than 25 countries, including Croatia, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, and Guatemala. Nora holds a double major from Trent University in Environmental Studies and Cultural Anthropology and holds internationally recognized certifications for guiding, leadership, crisis intervention, and deployment during natural disasters. She carries a tiny plastic horse and stuffed mouse with her every time she travels.
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Betting the Farm on a Better World

The Straus family has been running a dairy and leading an agricultural revolution for over 70 years.

By: Sidney Stevens, originally published Sun, Oct 12, 2014 by Mother Nature Network

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Mother Nature Network is a lifestyles website that focuses on providing accurate and up-to-date environmental information. MNN is designed to be engaging and easy to understand — written for everyday people who simply want to make our world better.

Good News Out of China for Endangered Species

It has taken years of lobbying from the international community, but news from Beijing this week, reported by Asia Today, is that a law has been enacted banning the hunting and trading of 420 endangered species.

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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Torso of businessman holding earth in hand before window looking at nuclear reactors.
09/14/2017
by David Korten | YES! Magazine Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause? On... read more
planet Earth from space
04/18/2017
Earth Day is April 22 What if we treated Earth Day like Mother’s Day and it was important to offer Mama Earth a gift of appreciation and love for all she has done for us? Of course... read more
Orangutan looking thoughtful in trees
03/16/2016
by Ivy Schlegel | Greenpeace Without looking, would you know how many products in your home contain palm oil? Do you know which products are linked to deforestation? Palm oil is absolutely... read more
sea turtle crawling across sand
12/30/2015
What’s it like to work as a dedicated conservational volunteer? Well, apart from the obvious care for animals and the environment, you shouldn’t be too afraid of the dark… Nightly turtle patrol... read more
Strauss Family
10/28/2014
The Straus family has been running a dairy and leading an agricultural revolution for over 70 years. By: Sidney Stevens, originally published Sun, Oct 12, 2014 by Mother... read more
Panda Bear laying on trees
04/29/2014
It has taken years of lobbying from the international community, but news from Beijing this week, reported by Asia Today, is that a law has been enacted banning the hunting and trading of 420... read more
Torso of businessman holding earth in hand before window looking at nuclear reactors.
09/14/2017
by David Korten | YES! Magazine Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause? On... read more
planet Earth from space
04/18/2017
Earth Day is April 22 What if we treated Earth Day like Mother’s Day and it was important to offer Mama Earth a gift of appreciation and love for all she has done for us? Of course... read more
Orangutan looking thoughtful in trees
03/16/2016
by Ivy Schlegel | Greenpeace Without looking, would you know how many products in your home contain palm oil? Do you know which products are linked to deforestation? Palm oil is absolutely... read more
sea turtle crawling across sand
12/30/2015
What’s it like to work as a dedicated conservational volunteer? Well, apart from the obvious care for animals and the environment, you shouldn’t be too afraid of the dark… Nightly turtle patrol... read more
Strauss Family
10/28/2014
The Straus family has been running a dairy and leading an agricultural revolution for over 70 years. By: Sidney Stevens, originally published Sun, Oct 12, 2014 by Mother... read more
Panda Bear laying on trees
04/29/2014
It has taken years of lobbying from the international community, but news from Beijing this week, reported by Asia Today, is that a law has been enacted banning the hunting and trading of 420... read more