New Dream offers a wide range of resources, from short "step-by-step" guides and action kits to infographics and nationwide polls.
Feel free to browse our materials and to share them with your friends and communities.

CARTOONS: Unbottle Water

April 12, 2017

This original cartoon series by New Dream shows just how problematic bottled water is. Share these on social media and urge others to #UnbottleWater!

GUIDE: Simplify the Holidays – practical tips for having a holiday with more joy and less stuff

by New Dream   |   November 9, 2015

Simplify the Holidays offers practical tips for having a holiday with more joy and less stuff. The booklet contains guidance to help you set a budget, relieve stress, come up with new gift ideas, and make your holiday season more meaningful.

GUIDE: Kids Unbranded: Tips for Parenting in a Commercial Culture

by New Dream   |   October 21, 2015

Our updated guide provides insight into the excessive advertising that children face today, as well as practical tools to help parents and caregivers push back.

ACTION KIT: Kids Unbranded – tips for pushing back against excessive advertising at home

by New Dream   |   July 14, 2015

Raising kids in today’s noisy, fast-paced culture can be difficult. Our Kids Unbranded Action Kit can help you navigate through the noise with practical, commercial-free alternatives.

ACTION KIT: Step-by-Step: Breaking the Bottled Water Habit in Your Community

by New Dream   |   May 12, 2015

Join the movement to say no to bottled water! In New Dream's Step-by-Step Guide to Breaking the Bottled Water Habit in Your Community, you'll find the tips and resources you need to get a campaign started today. Also available in Spanish!

POLL: New American Dream Poll 2014

by New Dream   |   June 29, 2014

What does the “American Dream” mean today? How—and how successfully—are Americans achieving this dream? How has the concept of the “American Dream” shifted over the past 10 years? These questions are at the heart of New Dream's 2014 national survey.

SLIDESHOW: Photo Slideshow: How Do You #SimplifyHolidays?

by New Dream   |   December 10, 2013

Join the movement to Simplify the Holidays! Check out this photo slideshow from New Dream staff, board, and allies.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits of a Shorter Workweek

by New Dream   |   October 18, 2013

In this infographic series, New Dream explores the ramifications of overworking on our health, happiness, and environment.

ACTION KIT: Step-by-Step: How to Hold an Alternative Gift Fair in Your Community

by New Dream   |   October 15, 2013

Here's all the info you need to hold an alternative gift fair in your community, connecting people to charities that are working to make our world a better place.

ACTION KIT: Guide to Going Local – tips for building stronger, healthier, and more vibrant communities

August 13, 2013

The Guide to Going Local is full of ideas and advice on how to strengthen the local economy in your town: through buying local, highlighting new entrepreneurs, instilling local pride, investing locally, and more.

ACTION KIT: Guide to Sharing – tips for exchanging stuff, time, skills, and space

by New Dream   |   July 26, 2012

The first guide in New Dream's Community Action Kit is all about sharing: everything from starting a tool library to organizing a solar cooperative, from holding a clothing swap to launching a time bank.

TIPS: Reader Submissions: How I Simplify the Holidays

by New Dream   |   December 20, 2011

We asked our readers for their ideas for simplifying the holidays, and the response was overwhelming! Here are some of our favorite tips.

GUIDE: Good Times Made Simple: The Lost Art of Fun – tips for inexpensive, non-commercial family fun

by New Dream   |   June 6, 2011

This short guide is packed with inexpensive, non-commercial ways to spend time with your family—an antidote to video games, screens, and trips to the mall.

WALLET BUDDY: A cleverly designed printable paper sleeve to help you rethink your purchasing

by New Dream   |   June 3, 2011

Our Wallet Buddy is a cleverly designed paper sleeve that wraps around an ATM or credit card and offers a list of possible questions to ask before making a purchase.

ACTION KIT: More Fun, Less Stuff Starter Kit

by New Dream   |   May 6, 2011

A fun, easy-to-use booklet packed with practical tips on how to simplify your life; free up time, money, and personal energy; and protect the environment.