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by Kelley Dennings | November 12, 2017
Need some more convincing that experiences increase happiness and well-being? New Dream's Behavior and Social Change Fellow, Kelley Dennings, brings us the research to back up the claim.
by Edna Rienzi | November 7, 2017
New Dream's Edna Rienzi shares six tips for how she gets her family on board with a simpler, yet more meaningful, holiday season.
by Tamara Pearson | October 31, 2017
Casey Williams, a director of New Dream, an organization focused on transforming consumption habits for the wellbeing of people and planet, also talked to AD, and warned that these high spending levels and the general “accumulation of stuff” is having significant consequences for not just the environment, but also on “our own health and happiness.
by Edna Rienzi | October 19, 2017
Rather than making a typical wish list of items to receive, why not create a list of gifts you want to give to your loved ones?
by Shara Drew | October 12, 2017
New Dream's Shara Drew describes her quest to create a different kind of holiday tradition for her family—one that has nothing to do with "stuff."
by Lisa Mastny | October 11, 2017
Halloween is big business. Avoid the hype and direct your energy, $$$, and creativity toward a greener, simpler holiday.
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.