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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Knox College News: Knox Psychology Professor's Work Featured in New Video

December 12, 2011

Well-known for his research on materialism, Knox College Professor Tim Kasser has collaborated on a new, 5½-minute animation video that spotlights some of his work. The video, "The High Price of Materialism," is featured on the web site of the Center for a New American Dream.

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VoiceAmerica: Interview with Wendy Philleo, December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

Wendy Philleo, Executive Director of New Dream, discusses what has become of the "old" American Dream. She offers a powerful new vision that showcases new pathways that promote a more socially and ecologically balanced society.

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USA Today: Retailers Offer Freshly Cut Trees Online

December 2, 2011

Some retailers' websites are hawking freshly cut Christmas trees delivered door to door anywhere in the 48 contiguous states. But not everyone is keen on this trend, including New Dream's Lisa Mastny.

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"The Long View": Interview with Wendy Philleo, November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011

In this 20-minute interview, New Dream Executive Director Wendy Philleo talks about what the organization is doing to encourage and support an American economy that is healthier, more sustainable, and focused less on consumerism and on ‘more of what matters.'

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MSNBC: Some Fight Uphill Battle for a Simpler Holiday Season

November 29, 2011

A nonprofit called The Center for the New American Dream is asking people to take a pledge, this one promising to do things like “give the gift of time” and “consider less gimmicky, less commercial gifts.”

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"The Monday Eco-Hour": Interview with Lisa Mastny, November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

In this one-hour interview, Lisa Mastny, Online Media and Communications DIrector at New Dream, talks about the organization's programs, the various challenges associated with a consumer society, and how we can move beyond an economy based on persistent growth.

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The Examiner (Missouri): Top 10: Where to Get Rid of Your Old Stuff

November 26, 2011

The Center for a New American Dream promotes its Simplify the Holidays Challenge with suggestions including giving of your time instead of giving material things, having a white elephant party instead of the office gift exchange and giving children simple, creative gifts.

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Solutions Journal: Needed: The Solutions Generation

October 28, 2011

Many groups and communities around the world are involved in building a new vision of societal goals and the technical and institutional solutions necessary to achieve them, including the Center for a New American Dream.

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USA Today: Marketing to Kids Gets More Savvy with New Technologies

August 15, 2011

Babies as young as 6 months old can form mental images of logos and mascots — and brand loyalties can be established as early as 2, says the watchdog group Center for a New American Dream.

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