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 Ashley Colby | February 19, 2020
On its surface, the concept of solidarity doesn’t have a lot in common with sustainability. In this essay, Ashley Colby explores why she believes there is no possibility of a sustainable future without solidarity.
February 19, 2020
Our longtime partner, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), has officially adopted New Dream’s work in this area. CCFC is committed to helping children thrive in an increasingly commercialized, screen-obsessed culture, and is the only organization dedicated to ending marketing to children.
by Kate Parker | February 18, 2020
What is lost when we're confronted with a constant state of overabundance? What are the hidden systems that prop up these manifestations of largesse? And who are they good for?
by Jasmine Curtis | February 18, 2020
Many of the hair and beauty products marketed to Black women—from dyes and relaxers to lipsticks and makeup—pose serious health and environmental risks. Jasmine Curtis wants to change that.
by Raagini Appadurai | January 31, 2020
In the pivotal decade that’s just begun, what will get us through? How will we adapt and evolve, even in the face of increasing pressures on people and the planet?
by New Dream | December 18, 2019
As we looked back on this year, 2019 seemed to offer it all: moments of deep concern and persistent challenges to our safety and well-being, alongside meaningful signs of hope that are taking us into 2020.
by Anjali Appadurai | December 16, 2019
by Kelley Dennings | December 16, 2019
A strong advocate of experiences over gifts, Kelley talks about her own struggles with trying to make holiday memories less about what’s under the tree and more about spending time together.
November 21, 2019
The latest on organizational priorities, active programs, and strategic partnerships.
by Mary-Alexis | November 21, 2019
Mary-Alexis hated high school when she was a student, which is exactly why she became a high school teacher. By understanding what made school so awful for her, she's learned how to better serve her students, and become an activist in the process.
by Kate Parker | November 21, 2019
The commodification of rural life is happening across the country, from factory farming to agritourism. What are the costs of these changes and how can they support the people and communities that make a place what it is?
by Guinevere Higgins | October 22, 2019
One person's take on how New Dreamers are like witches.
by New Dream | October 22, 2019
Halloween is big business. It also requires a bit of cultural and environmental sensitivity, so we can be sure we're really embracing the spirit of good old fashioned fun.
by Dyaami D’Orazio | September 18, 2019
"We consume to have fun, to fit in, for convenience, to fill the spaces between ourselves and our families...and because the structure of society forces us to."