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History and Hope: When green was called frugal

Blog   |    by Kim   |    August 26, 2008


The “Gendering” of Our Kids’ Toys, and What We Can Do About It

Blog   |    by Elizabeth Sweet   |    October 7, 2011

On a quest to find a gender-neutral toy for her daughter, an inquisitive mother delves into the magical history of pink and blue branding.


Helping Communities Think Systemically: An Interview with Eleanor Sterling

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    January 19, 2012

Sterling talks about the need for “big-picture” thinking to address the world’s most pressing environmental and conservation challenges.


The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Blog   |    by New Dream   |    June 24, 2011

A memoir of a year spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier.


Earth Day Reflections: From Emerson’s Rainbow to the Green Movement

Blog   |    by Kim   |    April 8, 2009


10 Alternative Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Blog   |    by New Dream   |    June 8, 2016

Alternative gift ideas for Father's Day that are green, family-friendly, and local (because we all know dad doesn't need another necktie).


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?


The Pervasiveness of Product Placement: A Review of Spurlock's New Film

Blog   |    by Amy Curtis   |    November 17, 2011

Morgan Spurlock's new film exposes the subversive role of product placement in American media.


Tackling the Twin Threats of Population and Consumption: An Interview with Robert Engelman

Blog   |    by Lisa Mastny   |    February 23, 2012

The new head of Worldwatch says we need to address both population growth and rising consumption if we hope to bring about a more sustainable world.


This Holiday Season, Rethink Your Consumption Ethic

Blog   |    by Addison Del Mastro   |    December 16, 2013

How should we redefine what it means to be a consumer this holiday season?


Community-Supported Art: The New CSAs

Blog   |    by Eleanor Cleverly   |    November 20, 2013

Is community-supported art the next big thing in supporting local artists?


A Dream Alive: Finding Our Voice on Climate Change

Blog   |    by Patricia Tull   |    February 22, 2013

If longstanding bigotries can change, then surely we can change our mundane fuel sources. A climate rallier reflects on "people power" and progress.


"Fast Fashion" Isn't Just Trendy and Glamorous: It Has Consequences

Blog   |    by Addison Del Mastro   |    May 12, 2013

Bangladesh is a heartbreaking reminder of the flip side of conscious consumption—and why we need to do better.


A Royal Role Model for the Sharing Economy?

Blog   |    by Mary Murphy   |    July 30, 2013

I would never call myself a crazed-British royalty follower, but I did just happen to be awake at 6:00 a.m. to watch Will and Kate’s wedding a few years back.


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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