Stories by Sarah van Gelder

Sarah van Gelder is co-founder and editor in chief of YES! Magazine. Follow the Edge of Change Road Trip here, and connect with Sarah on Twitter @sarahvangelder. subscribe to Sarah van Gelder's feed

Posted on: Jan 28, 2016, Source: YES! Magazine

Author Florence Williams and her daughter discovered they had high levels of toxins—like flame retardants—in their bodies.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2016, Source: YES! Magazine

The TPP makes the rights of companies sacrosanct, including the right to mine. But what about the rights of people who live in the way of proposed mining sites?

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015, Source: YES! Magazine

Meet the ranchers, grandmothers, professors and tribes who are bringing back grizzlies, blocking oil equipment deliveries, getting arrested — and having a great time doing it.

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.