The New Dream Blog

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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True Wealth: A Plenitude Economy

by New Dream   |   May 6, 2011

In Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, economist and New Dream board co-chair Juliet Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.

It's Time for Millennium Consumption Goals

by Erik Assadourian   |   April 22, 2011

The Millennium Consumption Goals are moving forward—and thanks to all the great comments we received, they’re getting more nuanced too!

Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case for a More Joyful Christmas

by Bill McKibben   |   October 3, 2010

The New vs. the Renewed: Something to Hold On To

by Kim   |   October 30, 2009

Goldilocks, Cornucopias, and the American Diet

by Kim   |   October 29, 2009

Autumn leaf craft projects

by Kim   |   October 9, 2009

Pumpkins: Use the goop, compost the rest

by Kim   |   October 7, 2009

Trusting the Wisdom of Our Hands

by Kim   |   September 29, 2009

Matchmaker Service for Leftovers: A Win-Win

by Kim   |   September 23, 2009

Neckties: Unknotting the Unnecessary Custom

by Kim   |   September 14, 2009

Your Lawn: Where the Wild Things Are?

by Kim   |   September 1, 2009


by Bob   |   August 28, 2009

Same Inside

by Michaella   |   August 18, 2009

I came across this lovely poem last night. It made me think that despite all our differences, at the end of the day we are all the same inside.

Four New Books Explore American Consumption

by Dave   |   July 9, 2009