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Wall Street Journal: Keeping Kids' Consumerism in Check

September 14, 2010

I began teaching my kids to stick to a budget when they reached middle school. Looking back, I should have started earlier.

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New York Times: Grandma’s Gifts Need Extra Reindeer

December 23, 2009

FROM the moment his twins were born in 2006, Jason Oranzo, a graphic designer, began having a problem with his mother and his aunt: they couldn’t seem to stop buying gifts.

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Time Magazine: Why Big Shopping Bargains Are Bad News For America

November 27, 2009

The Center for the New American Dream, which promotes responsible consumption, is out in full force this holiday season, explaining how to give gifts that don't include buying things at the store (for example: coupons for free babysitting).

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New York Times: Global Growth, American Thrift

September 24, 2009

Our problem is not a shortage of walk-in closets, cell phones or calories. We’re up against climate de-stabilization, and we can no longer deny that business-as-usual growth has brought us to the brink of catastrophe.

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NYT Reporter Asks Economists About the Future of Consumer Culture

September 3, 2009

A few days ago, New York Times reporter and Dot Earth blogger Andrew C. Revkin asked a handful of prominent economists what they thought about evidence showing a substantial and sustained cooling of consumer spending habits. In addition to Nobel laureate, Kenneth J. Arrow, a few others weighed in...

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Liz Barratt-Brown: A Turning Point in the Tar Sands

February 24, 2009

“Energy security must morph to climate security.” writes New Dream board member Liz Barratt-Brown in connection to the tar sands issue for NRDC’s Switchboard. At the end of the day the key point is this - our leaders can no longer hide behind the coattails of the oil companies operating in the t...

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New Dream Bumper Sticker and Simple Lifestyle Make Nightly News

November 24, 2008

Living simply is in the news in Portland, Maine--along with New Dreamer Nancy Artz. Nancy, who is a professor of consumer behavior at the Business University of Southern Maine, appeared with her husband on a local news segment to talk about their simple, green lifestyle.

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Takoma Voice: Air Freshener – Betsy Taylor Sees Blue Skies in Our Future

January 16, 2008

Let’s look ahead and imagine that together with millions of other concerned citizens, we acted heroically in the face of the news on global warming. What will be different?

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