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July 2011

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Welcome to Our Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Wendy PhilleoWelcome to the first issue of our newly relaunched newsletter, In Balance. Each month, we’ll be featuring the top new content from our website as well as updates on our latest activities. You can read more about New Dream here. Enjoy our newsletter!

Warmly,


Wendy Philleo, Executive Director

New Dream Mini-Views: Visualizing a Plenitude Economy

This fun animation, narrated by economist and bestselling author Juliet Schor, provides a vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing reskilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of the consumer economy.

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

Psychologist Tim Kasser describes his work on materialism and values, how he’s tried to resist consumer pressures in his own life, and why he recently joined the board of New Dream.

Anya Schoolman: How I Helped a D.C. Neighborhood Go Solar

With help from her 12-year-old son, Schoolman launched the Mount Pleasant Solar Cooperative in 2006 with the aim of making rooftop solar power convenient and affordable for everyone in her Washington, D.C. neighborhood.

Recommended Read: How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule

In a new report, top economists and nearly a dozen institutions call for a restructured banking system that is built on local financial institutions that are transparent, accountable, and rooted in community.

Fun Box: Get Your Kids Outside Today!

Research suggests that children today spend only 4 to 7 minutes outside each day in unstructured outdoor play. For fun tips on getting your kids outside, check out the National Wildlife Federation’s Summer Outdoor Fun guide.
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