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 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.
by Michele | April 3, 2018
The ways in which we’ve chosen to celebrate are not only hyper-commercialized and impersonal, but a far cry from the values underlying the origins of the day.
March 12, 2018
Let's consider reaching out to make new (or newly energized) connections in our neighborhoods or workplaces. Take our challenge to learn fun ways to do this!
by Michelle Damiani | March 7, 2018
Learn how one Charlottesville resident organized an unforgettable party around soup, designed to celebrate, honor, and support the diverse strands of her community.
by New Dream | March 5, 2018
Looking for a way to save money (and the world), inoculate yourself against many of the ills of modern life, and enjoy everything more? Try "frugal hedonism."
by Bea Echeverria | February 28, 2018
New Dreamer Bea Echeverria offers insight into how she built a small network of acquaintances in her new home country and eventually found her community.