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History and Hope: When green was called frugal

Blog   |    by Kim   |    August 26, 2008

A Smaller Piece of a Better Pie: Embracing "Luxurious Frugality

Blog   |    by Jake Giessman   |    November 27, 2012

Living simply shouldn't remain class-based or countercultural; it should be downright American.

Memory, Chicken Fingers, and Sustainability

Blog   |    by Addison Del Mastro   |    July 17, 2013

Much of what we call sustainability today was once simple common sense. Yet we are not very far from losing all living connection to this time.

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?

Reality Strikes Back: A Review of Richard Heinberg’s "The End of Growth"

Blog   |    by Chris Stratton   |    January 10, 2012

Bad news: Economic growth is gone for good. Good news: Maybe we don’t need growth to be better off.

America the Possible: A Manifesto, Part II

Blog   |    by James Gustave Speth   |    July 2, 2012

We need a compelling vision for a new future, a vision of a better country—America the Possible—that is still within our power to reach.

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.

Consumerism, Values, and What Really Matters: An Interview with Tim Kasser

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    July 29, 2011

 Psychologist Tim Kasser describes his work on materialism and values, and how he’s tried to resist consumer pressures in his own life.

Helping Your Kids Embrace a “More Fun, Less Stuff” Holiday

Blog   |    by Edna Rienzi   |    November 7, 2017

New Dream's Edna Rienzi shares six tips for how she gets her family on board with a simpler, yet more meaningful, holiday season.