Stories by Sarah van Gelder

Sarah van Gelder is Executive Editor of YES! Magazine where you can read her blog. subscribe to Sarah van Gelder's feed

Posted on: Jan 27, 2015, Source: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Consumerism isn't a recipe for sustainable happiness. There are alternatives.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2013, Source: YES! Magazine

Many of the legal and diplomatic processes that led to peace in other times of conflict haven't even been tried yet in Syria.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2012, Source: YES! Magazine

An interview with the activist who made headlines when he was arrested while meditating at Occupy Oakland.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2012, Source: YES! Magazine

The legitimacy of rule by giant corporations and Wall Street banks is crumbling.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

There are many things you can do to be part of this growing movement—and only some of them involve sleeping outside.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

On Friday, two public interest groups asked the attorney general of Delaware to revoke the charter of Massey Energy, a company they call a criminal enterprise.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

Corporations aren't hiring, and Washington is gridlocked. Here's how we take charge of our own livelihoods.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2011, Source: YES! Magazine

In the fight for the climate, students are leading the way.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

Here are 10 events from 2010 that contain the seeds of transformation.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

The Pakistani people need our help. Here's what we can do today, and how to reduce the number of future disasters.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

Instead of sitting helplessly on the sidelines, here are six things every American can do.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

With climate disruption, war, and a faltering economy, that was a tough decade. Still, seeds were sown for a more green and egalitarian 2010s.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2009, Source: YES! Magazine

Here's how to make more with less, put people before profits and cut down on waste.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2009, Source: YES! Magazine

How to turn a lawn into lunch, swap preserves, glean, boost your food security and live the good life.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2009, Source: YES! Magazine

Corporate power is waning, health reform is gaining ground and a climate-friendly economy is on the horizon. Will change finally happen?

Posted on: Dec 12, 2008, Source: YES! Magazine

Here is an agenda that the majority of Americans support, whether they vote red, blue, green or something else.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2008, Source: YES! Magazine

Having big cars, fancy TVs and trendy clothes never made us happy. It only drove us into debt -- and increased our dependence on long work hours.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2008, Source: YES! Magazine

These are good ideas, but the Devil's in the details.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2008, Source: YES! Magazine

It's time to deal with the threats of nuclear proliferation, extreme poverty and climate disruption.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2008, Source: YES! Magazine

Both Canada and the U.S. have a history of abusing the original inhabitants of their lands. Will both admit to it?

Posted on: Jun 4, 2007, Source: YES! Magazine

The Cuban health care system is producing a population that is as healthy as those of the world's wealthiest countries at a fraction of the cost. And now Cuba has begun exporting its system to under-served communities around the world -- including in the U.S.