Stories by Sarah van Gelder

Sarah van Gelder is co-founder and columnist at YES! Magazine and the author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories of a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America. subscribe to Sarah van Gelder's feed

Posted on: May 10, 2017, Source: YES! Magazine

We must protect the parks, pathways, and gardens that connect us to each other and to the ecosystems of our home.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2017, Source: YES! Magazine

We must protect the parks, pathways, and gardens that connect us to each other and to the ecosystems of our home.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2017, Source: AlterNet

There is nothing inevitable about the demise of rural America.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2016, Source: Yes! Magazine

Don’t talk about moving to Canada or Costa Rica. Reach out to those who are vulnerable and promise to stand with them.

Posted on: May 17, 2016, Source: Yes! Magazine

The dangers of runaway climate change make this U.S. presidential race pivotal.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2016, Source: YES! Magazine

The Turtle Mountain Band was among the first tribes to ban the drilling process. Here’s the difference it made.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2016, Source: YES! Magazine

"Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension—all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles."

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.