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Go Green This Halloween!

Blog   |    by Anna Awimbo   |    October 17, 2013

Don't let Halloween be a frightening time for the environment (or your wallet!). Here are some tips to go green this Halloween.


What Is the Role of Librarians in the Sharing Economy?

Blog   |    by Anna Awimbo   |    January 16, 2014

Exploring the role of the original community-sharing pioneers, librarians, in the Sharing Economy.


"One More Generation" Working to Stem Plastic Pollution

Blog   |    by Anna Awimbo   |    June 10, 2015

An organization started by two Georgia siblings is fighting to save endangered species and clean up the environment.


Spreading the Sharing Message on MLK Day

Blog   |    by Mary Murphy   |    February 11, 2013

Through the "Me, We, New Dream" mural art project, students explored ways to share resources and reduce their carbon footprints.


The Mesh Directory: Explore Clever Ways to Benefit from "Stuff" Without Having to Own It

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    May 29, 2012

A new online directory helps you find enterprising businesses and projects around the world that are fostering "a community and economy where access trumps ownership."


Reinventing Our Streetscapes: An Interview with Urban Tactician Mike Lydon

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    May 14, 2013

Lydon talks about his lifelong interest in cities and how he's devoted his career to making America's streets more walkable, safe, and fun.


Beyond Green Consumerism

Blog   |    by Wendy Philleo   |    May 11, 2011

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


Education and The Sharing Revolution

Blog   |    by Cecile Andrews   |    September 19, 2013

Can the sharing movement help to build a better classroom for our students?


My Holidays, Simplified: More Connection, Less Stuff

Blog   |    by Holly Minch   |    December 4, 2013

New Dream board member Holly Minch shares her path toward more connection and less stuff during the holidays.


Bottled Water-Free Holidays: A First Step in Kicking the Bottled Water Habit

Blog   |    by Anna Awimbo   |    December 3, 2015

Trying to find a way to wean yourself off the bottle? Why not start with a holiday pledge.


Replacing the Value of "More" with "Enough

Blog   |    by Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill   |    October 11, 2013

How can we overcome the dominance of consumer culture in America? Here are some ideas for getting the transition under way.


Weaving a Sustainable Future: An Interview with Gay Nicholson

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    October 13, 2011

The founder of Sustainable Tompkins in New York State talks about how she's helped her community lay the groundwork for sustainability.


To Succeed, the New Economy Needs the Left, Right, Center—and God

Blog   |    by Emilie Dubois   |    July 24, 2012

Who wouldn’t want to live in a place where warmer, gentler versions of economic exchange are the norm? But it's still a hard sell for America.


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Great Summer Reads: Recommendations from New Dream's Board

Blog   |    by New Dream   |    June 18, 2013

We asked our Board members for their favorite recent books on consumerism, community, and more. Check out their diverse and inspiring picks.


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