Co.EXIST: A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating Your Own Sharing Economy

November 19, 2012

Sharing doesn’t have to mean just cars and apartments. There are lots of small ways you can bring the ideas behind the sharing economy into your life, and a new guidebook shows you how.

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PRESS RELEASE: By Joining the $100 Billion-Plus “Sharing Economy,” Americans Can Reduce Living Costs, Protect the Environment, and Improve Quality of Life

April 25, 2012

By sharing their stuff, time, skills, and space, Americans can reduce consumption and work together to create more resilient, happy, and sustainable communities, according to a new online guide released today by the Center for a New American Dream.

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Sightline Daily: The Good Life, Not the Goods Life

March 13, 2012

The clever folks over at the Center for the New American Dream have created a cool video. Perfect background material for my project to buy no new stuff this year, it’s about the pitfalls of materialism—and some ways we can free ourselves from it.

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New Jersey Star-Ledger: There Are Some Things Money Just Can't Buy

February 14, 2012

While gift-giving is a display of love, some are urging parents to teach their children how to express love in nonmonetary ways.

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Washington Post: For Your Own Sake, Stop Working So Hard

January 27, 2012

While shorter hours would mean less income for many, nearly half of Americans surveyed in 2004 by the Center for a New American Dream said that they would be willing to accept a smaller paycheck in return for more time with their families and leisure.

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Reno Gazette-Journal: Recycle the Season: Here's How You Can Cut Holiday Waste Headed to Landfill

December 25, 2011

Five million extra tons of garbage are produced between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day in the United States each year as Americans discard mountains of packaging for everything from toys to food, according to the Center for a New American Dream.

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Post Growth Institute: What We’re Reading (and Watching!) – December, 2011

December 23, 2011

The High Price of Materialism by the Center for a New American Dream. This 5-minute animated video looks at how the culture of consumerism undermines our wellbeing. It presents problems that emerge from excess materialism and offers ideas for a healthier, fairer and more sustainable way of life.

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The Southern: Some Say Simplify Holiday Season with Alternative Approaches

December 23, 2011

Suggestions from The Center for a New American Dream for "unplugging the Christmas machine" were available in a booklet during the recent Alternative Gift Fair held at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship. The suggestions were long on "ways that are fun and creative."

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The Jewish Week: Chanukah and the Value of Giving Gifts

December 19, 2011

A 2005 survey, conducted by the Center for a New American Dream, showed that four out of five Americans think the holidays are too materialistic. As receivers we can remind our loved ones that we don’t need or expect expensive gifts.

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Wisconsin Public Radio: Interview with Juliet Schor, December 16, 2011

December 16, 2011

Economist Juliet Schor believes it's possible to fix the American economy and put people back to work, but only if we revise the old American mantra of "more, more." Schor outlines a new "economy of plenitude," which includes 30-hour work weeks and 3-day weekends.

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