The Center for a New American Dream: More of What Matters
January 2013

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Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! For 2013, we are delighted to welcome our two newest board members, Holly Minch of the Lightbox Collaborative and Matt Stinchcomb of Etsy.

In this issue, we discuss ways you can take small but effective action in your community. We offer tips for creating a "guilt-free" table and for going "car light," and feature one New Dreamer's views on what it would take to bereally proud to be an American.

We also invite you to attend our FREE webinar on "Community Solar 101" on January 23.

Enjoy the latest issue of In Balance.

—Wendy, Lisa, Wen, Guinevere, Anna, and the rest of the New Dream team


Who Are We Waiting For?

A lot of us want to contribute to the world in significant, meaningful ways. The good news is that by taking little steps, you can make more of an impact than you might think. New Dream Executive Director Wendy Philleo offers inspiration for the year ahead.

Wellness Trends for 2013: Creating a Guilt-Free Table

Going “guilt free” is more than just embracing tactful portion sizes or an uptick of vegetables on your plate. It’s about eating with a clear conscience across the board.

Upcoming Webinar: Community Solar 101

Want solar power? Working together can make it easier. On Wednesday, January 23, New Dream presents a FREE webinar about how everyday people can work with neighbors to bring solar energy to their community. Topics include solar coops, bulk purchasing, group net metering, and more.

Moving Without a Car, and Other Tips for Going “Car Light”

Do you really need to own a car "just in case" you have to move every few years? A car-free enthusiast responds to his critics.

Freedom AND Sustainability: How to Be Proud to Be an American

Freedom alone can't be the end-all for Americans. We need to embrace our role as ecological stewards, writes guest blogger Jake Giessman.

New Dream Web Roundup: Most Popular Stories of 2012

If It's Broke, Fix it! A Glimpse into Brooklyn's Fixers Collective

A Year of Buying Only What I Need

Giving Away Your "Declutter"

8 Cheat Codes for Life

Time to Renounce Our Throwaway Ethic
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