In our blog, we feature stories, tips, and commentary from contributors around the world on topics ranging from
consumerism and parenting to how to live a fuller life with less. Enjoy!
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by Bea Echeverria | December 14, 2017
After moving to the U.S. from Spain, New Dreamer Bea Echevarria realized that "making do" wasn’t a coveted value for everyone. But there are many good reasons it should be.
by Rinny Yourman | December 13, 2017
New Dreamer Rinny Yourman describes how her family ditched goody bags in favor of giving party guests a more meaningful party experience.
November 28, 2017
In the amount of time it would have taken you to find a parking spot at the mall, you’ll get thoughtful ideas for everyone on your list.
by Rani Jayakumar | November 17, 2017
Learn how one California group is boosting local resilience and strengthening community ties by sharing stuff, skills, memories, and stories.
by Edna Rienzi | November 7, 2017
New Dream's Edna Rienzi shares six tips for how she gets her family on board with a simpler, yet more meaningful, holiday season.
by Edna Rienzi | October 19, 2017
Rather than making a typical wish list of items to receive, why not create a list of gifts you want to give to your loved ones?
by Shara Drew | October 12, 2017
New Dream's Shara Drew describes her quest to create a different kind of holiday tradition for her family—one that has nothing to do with "stuff."
by Lisa Mastny | October 11, 2017
Halloween is big business. Avoid the hype and direct your energy, $$$, and creativity toward a greener, simpler holiday.
by New Dream | October 9, 2017
Learn more about New Dream's research on the barriers and benefits to giving gifts of experience rather than "stuff."
by Edna Rienzi | October 9, 2017
By cutting back her work hours, Sarah was able to make more time for her family and community—and to live true to her values.
by Casey Williams | September 21, 2017
By building stronger networks with people and groups from diverse backgrounds, we can all help to create a more socially just and sustainable world.
by New Dream | September 20, 2017
Through NWEI's EcoChallenge, join thousands of others in proving that small actions add up to real change.
by Edna Rienzi | September 20, 2017
SoKind Registry can be used as a centralized tool to coordinate meaningful hurricane relief for yourself or for friends and family.
by Shara Drew | September 19, 2017
Susan Salterberg talks about her work helping K-12 educators design creative lesson plans around consumption, well-being, and sustainability.