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 New Dream | June 13, 2018
As we grow older, we tend to abandon our desire for unstructured outdoor play, but it's still important as we enter our adult years.
by Edna Rienzi | June 11, 2018
Edna Rienzi explains her decision to leave New Dream to pursue personal growth and to further her efforts to give back to her community.
by Stephanie Feldstein | June 6, 2018
How you spend your time and money affects the lives of those around you—including other animals.
by Pamela Lamp | June 6, 2018
Since the founding of this nonprofit group in 2008, volunteer “bagettes” have cut, sewn, and given away more than 46,000 reusable cloth shopping bags.
by Shara Drew | June 6, 2018
Regular play opportunities in nature help to develop a greater sense of place, wonder, and connection to the planet we all call home.
by Shara Drew | May 15, 2018
Here are five steps you can take to help make childhood what it should be for kids: filled with play, quality time with caring adults, and exploration in the natural world.
May 9, 2018
An update from New Dream’s Social and Behavior Change fellow, Kelley Dennings.
by New Dream | May 8, 2018
We asked members of our Facebook group to post a comment about a book that's inspired them to make change. Check out their responses!
by Moira Convey Silva | May 3, 2018
In our latest Living the Dream interview, we talk with Moira Silva, a mother, writer, and teacher, about the joys and challenges of living in a small island community.
by Ann Marie Hohenberger | April 9, 2018
Repair cafes are a beautiful concept: neighbors help each other keep useful things out of the landfill and avoid buying more stuff.
by Riane Eisler | April 9, 2018
Dr. Eiser suggests that the best way to overcome conventional divides between right and left, religious and secular, is to focus on partnership systems based on mutuality and caring.
April 3, 2018
Sharing frees us from having to earn, buy, and consume ever more stuff, reducing our debt and our environmental impact—all while strengthening relationships with our neighbors.
by Shara Drew | April 3, 2018
New Dream's Shara Drew offers tips on ways to share our kids’ things, providing great opportunities to help our children learn the value of reusing and making do.
by New Dream | April 3, 2018
Inspired by a lively conversation in our Community in Action Facebook Group, we’ve put together a list of the various platforms you can use to communicate with your neighbors.
by Wen Lee | April 3, 2018
Former New Dream staffer Wen Lee shares how she’s building community in her California suburb, one project at a time.