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 Edna Rienzi | January 24, 2017
Beyond everyday lifestyle changes like wasting less, we can take steps outside our homes to have greater influence.
by Vicki Robin | January 24, 2017
This classic book on achieving financial independence is being updated—and the authors want to hear from you!
by Julie Fathy | November 16, 2016
Mom and simple living expert Julie Fathy explains her "give less" approach to holiday gift giving, which honors the recipient, people, and the planet.
by Anne G. Lliversidge | November 14, 2016
How one New Dreamer found meaning in finding and creating presents that reflect the true value of Christmas and family.
by Edna Rienzi | November 14, 2016
New Dream's Edna Rienzi offers tips to help parents avoid the "slippery slope" of this popular Christmas tradition.
by Dave Evans | November 11, 2016
The Black Friday shopping frenzy has become extreme enough that even a handful of retailers themselves are protesting against it.
by Edna Rienzi | October 19, 2016
Help your kids stay on track with money management by having a clear, values-based plan.
by Suzita Cochran | October 19, 2016
Looking for a way to get your kids more involved in the community? There's an easy place to start.
by Lorelei G. Voorsanger | October 19, 2016
Two sets of dishware, two sets of camping gear, two toasters? If you don't need more "stuff," register to celebrate love and family instead.
by Michaella | August 19, 2016
To combat childhood obesity, fight climate change, and boost community connection, walking school buses have become a new trend in both the United States and Europe.
June 23, 2016
According to a survey from the Center for a New American Dream, 78 percent of people considered personal freedom extremely important in their vision of the American Dream. At the opposite end, 23 percent considered achieving affluence as very important.
by Rebecca Ballard | June 9, 2016
Here are 10 tips for boosting your style while avoiding the traps of fast fashion.
by Dave Evans | June 9, 2016
There are a few key things you can look for to give you a better idea of what kind of company you are supporting with your wallet.
by New Dream | June 8, 2016
Alternative gift ideas for Father's Day that are green, family-friendly, and local (because we all know dad doesn't need another necktie).
by Lisa Mastny | June 3, 2016
Kim is very active in her local time bank as a way to support her community and create a more meaningful life outside of the consumer culture.