Author Biographies :: Sarah van Gelder

Sarah van Gelder

Sarah van Gelder is a founder of a new nonprofit start-up, PeoplesHub, which will be offering online training to local groups around the country who want to make change where they live.

Sarah is also YES! Magazine co-Founder and columnist, a public speaker, and the author of the new book, The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America (Berrett Koehler, 2017). She also edited Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference, and This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99 Percent Movement (both with Berrett Koehler).


Articles by this Author…

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

Posted on September 27, 2017 in Posts

Transcription of John and Peter's September 12th conversation with YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder on her 12,000-mile cross-country journey learning from people who were re-making America from the ground up and how it led to starting up a new project: PeoplesHub, an online space where communities can learn and share the skills of making powerful change.… read more »

I Saw the Revolution in So Many of the Small Places We Call Home

Posted on August 29, 2017 in Stories

YES! Magazine co-founder and editor at large Sarah van Gelder climbed into a 12-year-old, four-cylinder pickup truck and began a 12,000-mile journey to find out what people are doing in their communities about poverty, inequality, the climate crisis, and racism.… read more »

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

Posted on August 29, 2017 in Posts

An online platform might be just the thing to spread around our grassroots genius.… read more »

The Revolution Where You Live

Posted on August 28, 2017 in Stories

Sarah van Gelder talks about her 12,000-mile journey that inspired her to tell stories of people from around the country working tirelessly to better their communities.… read more »

The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy

Posted on March 28, 2016 in Stories

Co-ops — just like people — can get more done together than anyone can do alone. They come in many forms, and are more common than you might imagine.… read more »

The Economics of Compassion: Can This City Wipe Out Debt by 2019?

Posted on November 16, 2015 in Posts

A "Jubilee" initiative in Cincinnati aims to wipe out the debts of the city's poorest people. Theologian Walter Brueggemann explains the idea's biblical foundations.… read more »

Out of Chaos

Posted on November 12, 2012 in Posts

Chaotic times are also times ripe with possibilities. Small actions and choices can have major, although unpredictable, effects in determining what comes next.… read more »