Providing tools and support to families, citizens, and activists to counter our consumerist culture and to create new social norms about how to have a high quality of life and a reduced ecological footprint.
Go Beyond Consumerism
New Dream's Beyond Consumerism program strives to create a vision of life beyond overconsumption, disposable lifestyles, and perpetual marketing, and to provide the tools to help families, citizens, educators, and activists rein in consumerism in their own lives and in broader society.
Counter-Intuition 101: A Shorter Workweek
Why reducing our working hours may make smart economic sense.
The High Cost of Materialism
Learn how America's culture of consumerism is undermining our well-being.
Beyond Green Consumerism
What we buy matters. But what we do matters more.
Tips for Parenting in a Commercial Culture
Learn how to raise healthy children in our highly commercial culture.
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