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consumerism and parenting to how to live a fuller life with less. Enjoy!
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by Lisa Mastny | May 29, 2012
A new online directory helps you find enterprising businesses and projects around the world that are fostering "a community and economy where access trumps ownership."
by Jennifer Prediger | May 29, 2012
"Pothole gardener” Steve Wheem is part installation artist, graffiti artist, and miniaturist.
by Dale S. Brown | May 28, 2012
Guest blogger Dale Brown offers tips on thoughtfully giving away things that you don’t need, rather than simply throwing them in the trash.
by Lisa Mastny | May 28, 2012
Barratt-Brown talks about her lifelong work as an environmental campaigner, and her more recent roles as a tar sands activist and olive oil farmer.
by Krislyn Placide | May 25, 2012
National Bike Month may be nearly over, but there’s no better time to jump on your bike than the present.
by Tovah Paglaro | May 11, 2012
A mother of three reflects about the central place that family meals should take in our lives.
by Suzita Cochran | April 18, 2012
One of the best ways you can support your family financially is by creating situations where you don’t spend money, writes Suzita Cochran.
by Wendy Philleo | April 12, 2012
This April 22, we can all take steps to reduce our environmental impact. But there are some other important topics that you may not be thinking about.
by Lisa Mastny | April 11, 2012
New Dream staff share their picks for the most inspirational books they've read on topics of consumerism, parenting, and work-life balance.
by Wen Lee | April 11, 2012
Is it possible to find a meaningful, fulfilling career that also pays the bills? According to a new book, the answer is yes.
by Jennifer Prediger | April 11, 2012
Volunteers create art supplies out of marine trash and assemble the pieces into giant sculptures.
by Krislyn Placide | April 10, 2012
Last year, The Big Lunch brought nearly 2 million people across the United Kingdom out of doors to have lunch in their communities—literally.
by Wen Lee | March 14, 2012
In 2012, Meg Hourihan won't buy anything new until she's used up or worn out the old.
by Mark Valentine | March 13, 2012
The recent SF Green Film Festival showcased more than 40 new films on sustainability themes.
by Lisa Mastny | March 8, 2012
Speth talks about the need to reshape the political and economic system to work better for all Americans.