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 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 Danielle DeCourcey | May 19, 2017
SoKind Registry bills itself as an "alternative gift registry that encourages donations, homemade gifts, and volunteered time as gifts."
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.
by New Dream | March 22, 2017
Challenge yourself to create an Easter basket that will produce no garbage that would be sent to landfill.
by Edna Rienzi | March 22, 2017
Easter doesn't have to be yet another commercialized, excessive celebration. You can still participate in all the fun without the waste and stress.
by Evonne Marzouk | March 17, 2017
If you’ve been wondering how to do Passover in a more environmentally friendly way, here are six ideas that might help.
by Edna Rienzi | February 23, 2017
SoKind Registry provides a unique tool for helping newly arrived families adjust to their communities.
by Julie Fathy | February 23, 2017
A zero waste lifestyle might seem hard to implement and complicated to follow. But by taking small steps, you can make it a reality.
by Suzita Cochran | February 10, 2017
We often hear about gifts that “keep on giving,” but in the case of a microloan, it really can. A Colorado mom shares her experience.
by Edna Rienzi | February 10, 2017
In the Real Celebrations series, SoKind asks registry users to share a bit about their celebrations. Read about how a couple of wine-loving DC professionals managed to pull off an amazing and meaningful wedding celebration without spending a fortune.
by Caitlin Frauton | February 10, 2017
DIY Wedding Mentor's Caitlin Frauton has discovered the most important question you can ask yourself when you're at a crossroads in your wedding planning.
by Edna Rienzi | January 24, 2017
Beyond everyday lifestyle changes like wasting less, we can take steps outside our homes to have greater influence.