Resources

Here's a list of our favorite resources, including videos, books, tips, and commentary. If you have suggestions for items to add, please let us know!

INFOGRAPHICS AND ANALYSIS: New American Dream Poll 2014

What does the “American Dream” mean today? How—and how successfully—are Americans achieving this dream? How has the concept of the “American Dream” shifted over the past 10 years? These questions are at the heart of New Dream's 2014 national survey.

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VIDEO: San Francisco Says No to Bottled Water

Learn about how San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale and distribution of plastic water bottles on public property.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: Kicking the Bottled Water Habit

Want your school or community to kick the bottled water habit? Check out this webinar to learn how!

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Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schor

On November 8, 2013, New Dream hosted noted authors Gus Speth and Juliet Schor for an evening of conversation around redefining the American Dream.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: How to Organize an Alternative Gift Fair

Want to build community? Tired of the commercialization of the holidays? Organize an Alternative Gift Fair in your community.

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INFOGRAPHIC SERIES: The Benefits of a Shorter Workweek

In this infographic series, New Dream explores the ramifications of overworking on our health, happiness, and environment.

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SoKind Registry: Celebrate With More Love, Less Waste

New Dream is thrilled to announce the launch of our new registry site—SoKind—to help you plan a more joyful and meaningful celebration.

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America the Possible: Sources Cited

Below is a list of sources referenced in the New Dream video America the Possible, narrated by Gus Speth. "Where America now stands in comparison with the world’s 20 advanced democracies..." These international comparisons are drawn from: OECD, OECD Factbook 2010 (Paris: 2010); OECD, OEC...

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VIDEO: America the Possible

Gus Speth shows us "America the Possible"—the place we truly want for our children and ourselves—and how we can start building it today.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: Pop-Up Retail and Community Revitalization

This webinar explores how one successful pop–up venture has helped jumpstart local businesses and revitalize an Oakland, CA neighborhood.

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VIDEO: From Pop-up to Permanent — Pop-up Retail in Oakland, CA

New Dream profiles popuphood in Oakland, CA, which uses pop-up retail to revitalize local neighborhoods.

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VIDEO: Local Entrepreneur Showcase

In this video, New Dream highlights an Entrepreneur Showcase hosted by Seacoast Local in Portsmouth, NH.

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VIDEO: Organizing a Cash Mob

Join New Dream as we visit a cash mob for a local shop in Roanoke, VA.

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VIDEO: Local Pride Videos

Video can be a powerful way to instill pride in your city. Check out New Dream's compilation of local pride videos from around the country.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: How to Start a Seed Library

Imagine if your public library didn't just check out books — but also packets of seeds. Join this free webinar to learn how to start a seed library!

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Communications as a Career and a Lifestyle: An Interview with Holly Minch

Communications strategist Holly Minch talks about her work as a "do-gooder" and how she adjusted her career and lifestyle to achieve greater balance.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: Community Solar 101

Go solar — together! Through community techniques such as cooperatives, bulk purchasing, and group net metering, solar energy can be more affordable for everyone.

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SUPPORT NEW DREAM AND GET A FREE "SHARE" POSTER

Beery talks with us about his efforts to broaden the dialogue around sharing, simplicity, and community connection.

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Break Free From the Carbon Confusion

By doing the math for you, "How Bad Are Bananas?" can help you be more realistic—and efficient—in your eco-conscious decision making.

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iFixit.com: Boldly Empowering Us to Repair Stuff Ourselves

Through its clean, user-friendly interface, iFixit offers free manuals and advice for repairing thousands of different consumer products.

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