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

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Raise Funds: Take Our Neighborhood Challenge!



Have a great neighborhood project, and looking for a way to get started?

The Get2gether Neighborhood Challenge is an opportunity for community groups to form New Dream Teams across the country to develop and raise funds for projects to improve their neighborhoods.

New Dream will match the funds raised by each selected team with mini-grants of up to $1,000!

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Dear Friends,

With temperatures heating up, it's the perfect time of year for hiking with family, starting that community garden, or organizing a neighborhood potluck. With the launch of Get2gether and the Neighborhood Challenge here at New Dream this month, connecting with fellow New Dreamers in your area has never been easier.

We look forward to hearing about all your summertime adventures.

— The New Dream team

 


Get2gether: Bringing New Dream to Your Backyard!

New Dream is thrilled to announce Get2gether: an exciting way to take online ideas from New Dream and put them into practice in the cities, towns, and blocks where you live. Meet fellow New Dreamers living near you and work together to organize real projects for your community.

Summer Reads: Recommendations from the New Dream Board

We asked New Dream board members for their favorite recent books on topics of consumerism, the environment, sustainability, community, and more. The result is a diverse and inspiring list.

Living the Dream: Meet Homesteader Ashley Browning

Ashley, a former labor and delivery nurse, her husband Shannon, and their two daughters recently relocated to a farm in the mountains of Montana, where they aim to live a life focused on production, rather than consumption.

New "Green" Films You Won't Want to Miss

The 3rd Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival wrapped up recently after entertaining and educating thousands of Bay Area residents with over 50 new and noteworthy films. New Dream board member Mark Valentine shares his picks from the event.

Webinar Recording: How to Organize a Babysitting Co-op

In a babysitting cooperative, parents join together to share childcare, exchanging time instead of money. This month, New Dream presented a free webinar about how to start a babysitting co-op in your neighborhood. Listen to the recording and get started today!

Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream

A new book explores how Americans have increasingly distanced themselves from their historical yearnings for leisure and free time, in favor of a culture of overwork. Read our interview with author Benjamin Hunnicutt.
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