VIDEO: The High Price of Materialism – how our culture of consumerism undermines our well-being (5 min.)

January 5, 2018

In this short animation, psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being.

VIDEO: SoKind Registry – our popular online tool to help you celebrate with more love and less waste (5 min.)

January 3, 2018

New Dream's SoKind Registry is designed to help you plan a more joyful and meaningful celebration. Watch the video to learn more.

VIDEO: How to Host a Clothing Swap – a fun way to declutter, refresh, socialize, and support a worthy cause (5 min.)

January 2, 2018

Suzanne Agasi of shows how to host a clothing swap at your home.

VIDEO: Visualizing a Plenitude Economy – an animated take on what a post-consumer society could look like (5 min.)

January 1, 2018

This fun animation, narrated by economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor, provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like.

VIDEO: Simplify the Holidays – share this with your loved ones to kickstart a conversation (5 min.)

April 19, 2017

Looking for a friendly way to express your desire to simplify the holidays? Share this video with your loved ones to kickstart a conversation that doesn't leave you feeling like the Grinch.  

VIDEO: Kids Unbranded Video Contest

April 14, 2017

In spring 2015, New Dream hosted a Kids Unbranded video contest with the theme “Raising Humans, Not Consumers.” Watch the winning video!

VIDEO: How to Start a Time Bank – strengthen your community using time instead of money (5 min.)

May 26, 2015

Time banks are an amazing way for communities to share the things they love to do with each other using time instead of money as currency. Learn more through this video.

VIDEO: San Francisco Says No to Bottled Water

May 30, 2014

Learn about how San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale and distribution of plastic water bottles on public property.

VIDEO: Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schor

February 11, 2014

On November 8, 2013, New Dream hosted noted authors Gus Speth and Juliet Schor for an evening of conversation around redefining the American Dream.

VIDEO: America the Possible – how we can start building the place we truly want for our children and ourselves (5 min.)

September 12, 2013

Gus Speth shows us "America the Possible"—the place we truly want for our children and ourselves—and how we can start building it today.

VIDEO: From Pop-up to Permanent — using pop-up retail to revitalize local neighborhoods (5 min.)

July 17, 2013

New Dream profiles popuphood in Oakland, CA, which uses pop-up retail to revitalize local neighborhoods.

VIDEO: Local Entrepreneur Showcase – helping local entrepreneurs connect with funders in their community (5 min.)

June 17, 2013

In this video, New Dream highlights an Entrepreneur Showcase hosted by Seacoast Local in Portsmouth, NH.

VIDEO: Organizing a Cash Mob – a fun way to bring people together to support local businesses (5 min.)

June 17, 2013

Join New Dream as we visit a cash mob for a local shop in Roanoke, VA.

VIDEO: Instilling Local Pride – using video to instill pride in the unique people and places in your community (5 min.)

June 5, 2013

Video can be a powerful way to instill pride in your city. Check out New Dream's compilation of local pride videos from around the country.

VIDEO: Share Spray - an exploration of how sharing could transform our lives and neighborhoods (5 min.)

October 16, 2012

What happens when your Sharey Godmother pays you a surprise visit? Why, Share Spray, of course!