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 Kelley Dennings | January 10, 2019
Advisory Council member Kelley Dennings considers why the recycling community may be abandoning the once-worthy goal of waste reduction, and offers thoughts for refocusing these efforts.
by Christine Kane | October 18, 2018
Retiree and New Dreamer Chris Kane shares some of her strategies for being an eco-activist in her adopted home state of Florida.
by Shara Drew | September 12, 2018
When New Dream's Shara Drew moved her family to Maine, she took on the challenge of hosting a low-waste party for friends and family. Here are some lessons learned.
September 5, 2018
Take New Dream’s Community in Action “Reduce Waste” challenge to reduce the amount of waste you generate and to make your home or community a greener place to be.
by Inbar Hyams, OuiChoose.com | July 18, 2018
What if instead of breaking our heads trying to determine the optimal choices, we go for something radically simple and just cut our consumption rates by half? Here's how.
by New Dream | February 6, 2018
Shara Drew, the director of New Dream's Kids & Commercialism campaign, reviews two recent children’s books that deal with the topic of consumerism in a way that's impactful and fun, and also suggests eight more oldies but goodies.
by New Dream | December 13, 2017
Hypercapitalism is a sharp, digestible, and funny cartoon guide to how global, privatizing, market-worshipping hypercapitalism threatens well-being, social justice, and the planet.
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 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 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 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 Rebecca Ballard | June 9, 2016
Here are 10 tips for boosting your style while avoiding the traps of fast fashion.
by Kate Bailey and Kate Nelson | March 17, 2016
What decades of education and outreach couldn’t accomplish, a group of high school students could.
by Edna Rienzi | February 22, 2016
Bea inspires a growing community to live simply and take a stance against needless waste.