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 | October 9, 2017
Learn more about New Dream's research on the barriers and benefits to giving gifts of experience rather than "stuff."
by Edna Rienzi | October 9, 2017
By cutting back her work hours, Sarah was able to make more time for her family and community—and to live true to her values.
by Casey Williams | September 21, 2017
By building stronger networks with people and groups from diverse backgrounds, we can all help to create a more socially just and sustainable world.
by New Dream | September 20, 2017
Through NWEI's EcoChallenge, join thousands of others in proving that small actions add up to real change.
by Edna Rienzi | September 20, 2017
SoKind Registry can be used as a centralized tool to coordinate meaningful hurricane relief for yourself or for friends and family.
by Shara Drew | September 19, 2017
Susan Salterberg talks about her work helping K-12 educators design creative lesson plans around consumption, well-being, and sustainability.
by New Dream | July 20, 2017
Shara Drew has joined New Dream as the new Program Director for our Kids & Commercialism work.
by Steve Seeger | July 17, 2017
Steve's Weave is a place for greensters to get together to publicize events, projects, services, jobs, and more.
by Kevin Stark | July 17, 2017
Emerging co-op programs are keeping costs down and stimulating the economy while reducing energy use and benefiting the environment.
by Edna Rienzi | July 16, 2017
At SoKind, you can register for anything you can imagine. Here are some of our favorite quirky and creative gift ideas from users.
by Chris LaPlante | June 6, 2017
Take Back Your Time's Chris LaPlante describes the pitfalls of consumerism and explains why we can all benefit from cutting back.
by New Dream | June 2, 2017
Looking for a great summer read? Here’s a list of our favorite recent (or recent to us!) books.... and a few more we're excited to delve into.
by Edna Rienzi | May 30, 2017
New Dream's SoKind registry enables registrants to request meaningful gifts from the heart.
by Jennifer Oehme Knepper | May 4, 2017
It's never too early to start planning an alternative gift fair. Here's one story about getting it done.
by Edna Rienzi | May 3, 2017
Sometimes people register for items they don't really want or need because they have these fantasy visions of themselves.