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Beyond Green Consumerism

Blog   |    by Wendy Philleo   |    May 11, 2011

What we buy matters. But what we do matters more.


Make It Do: A Year of Buying Only What I Need

Blog   |    by Wen Lee   |    March 14, 2012

In 2012, Meg Hourihan won't buy anything new until she's used up or worn out the old.


Kids & Commercialism

Campaigns   |    May 31, 2017


A Roadmap to a New Economy: An Interview with Gus Speth

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    March 8, 2012

Speth talks about the need to reshape the political and economic system to work better for all Americans.


Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Host an Alternative Gift Fair

Blog   |    by Julie Welles   |    May 2, 2016


What Is the American Dream? Dueling Dualities in the American Tradition

Blog   |    by James Gustave Speth   |    June 27, 2011

The story of the pursuit of happiness in America is a story of its close alliance with capitalism and consumerism. But is there another option?


Rethinking Work: Replacing the Treadmill With Time, Flexibility, and Happiness

Blog   |    by Hayley Schultz   |    February 27, 2013

The reason we work is simple: we need to pay for the things that keep us fed, safe, and comfortable. But do we really need to work as much as we do?


New Dream Staff Picks: Books We Love

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    April 11, 2012

New Dream staff share their picks for the most inspirational books they've read on topics of consumerism, parenting, and work-life balance.


Five Meaningful Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    April 28, 2016

It’s not always easy to come up with a meaningful gift to show our moms how much they mean to us. Here are five gift ideas they're sure to love.


Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    June 20, 2013

A new book describes how Americans have distanced themselves from their historical yearnings for free time, in favor of a culture of overwork.


The Solution That Has No Name

Blog   |    by Cecile Andrews   |    August 20, 2013

The secret to change? It's as simple as bringing people together and starting conversations.


Off the Pedestal: Creating a New Vision of Economic Growth

Blog   |    by James Gustave Speth   |    June 3, 2011

A longtime environmental leader argues it’s time for the U.S. to reinvent its economy into one that focuses on sustaining communities, family life, and the natural world.


Does Your Town Need a Happiness Initiative?

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    November 17, 2011

What if you could accurately measure the happiness of your community based on parameters like physical health, material well-being, and time balance?


Why the Toys You Choose Matter: 6 Tips for Combating Commercialism and Encouraging Creative Play

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    February 29, 2016

Choosing toys and accessories carefully for your children can help them grow up to become smart consumers.


Book Review: The Sweet Spot: Finding Your Groove at Home and Work

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    January 22, 2015

In her new book, Dr. Christine Carter offers advice on how to feel fulfilled and successful while also taking the time to really enjoy life.


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