The Center for a New American Dream: More of What Matters
September 2012

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What happens when your "Sharey" Godmother pays you a surprise visit? Check out this sneak preview of our newest video animation: Share Spray: A New Way To Do Everything.

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Dear Friends,

Happy Fall! This month, we invite readers to sign up for our free webinar on starting a time bank, and we offer a sneak preview of our quirky new animation on sharing.

We also provide easy tips for "waste-free" school lunches, discuss how helping others can actually free up your time, announce the release of Gus Speth's new book, America the Possible,and much more.

Enjoy the latest issue of In Balance!

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


FREE Webinar: How to Start a Time Bank & Skill Exchange

Want to exchange time and skills with your neighbors—instead of money? On October 11, New Dream presents a free webinar on how to start up a time bank and skill exchange in your community! The webinar will feature speakers from successful time banks around the country.

Easy Steps to Waste-Free School Lunches

Packing waste-free school lunches doesn’t need to be intimidating. Guest blogger Tovah Paglaro explains how you can say goodbye to pre-packaged lunch items and hello to healthy, green alternatives.

Want More Time? Give it Away!

New research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that you’ll feel less rushed if you take time to help others. New Dream Executive Director Wendy Philleo reports on the findings and offers her tips for feeling more "time affluent."

When It Comes to Climate Change, Better a Sucker Than a Free-Rider

Are you reluctant to embrace a more climate-conscious lifestyle because, hey, nobody else is doing it? Guest blogger Jake Giessman decides that, when it comes to tackling climate change, the right thing to do is to be a sucker rather than a free-rider.

Small Steps to Help Your Child's School Be More Healthy Today

Many of the nation's 120,000 older schools are in serious need of a green makeover. Guest blogger Terra Wellington offer steps that parents, teachers, administrators, and students can take together to improve a school’s health and sustainability, even within stressed budgets.

Lessons from a Waste-Obsessed Traveler

What would it take to make people more conscious of their wasteful practices? A recent traveler to Colombia, Sweden, and the United States ponders the question.

Governments Promote Planned Obsolescence, Too

When we think of planned obsolescence, we usually think of corporations using savvy marketing techniques to get us to buy the latest gizmo or gadget. But we often don’t consider the role that governments can play as well.

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