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!

WEBINAR RECORDING: How to Start a Time Bank

In a time bank, a group of people agree to trade hours instead of money. In this webinar, founders of the Community Connections TimeBank, Arroyo Time Bank, and Bay Area Community Exchange share how they got their time banks off the ground.

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America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy

Learn how transformative change can lead us beyond ruthless capitalism to a new system of political economy.

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Family, Food, and Climate: An Interview with Activist and Producer Laurie David

New Dream caught up with producer and environmental activist Laurie David to talk about her recent projects, including her popular book The Family Dinner.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: How to Start a Tool Library

Want to start a tool library in your town? The founders of tool libraries in Berkeley, Oakland, Portland, and Philadelphia offer advice on how to do just that.

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America the Possible: A Manifesto, Part II

We need a compelling vision for a new future, a vision of a better country—America the Possible—that is still within our power to reach.

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Financing to Fight Food Deserts

Pennsylvania’s Food Fresh Financing Initiative aims to help level the nutritional playing field in low-income areas.

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The Mesh Directory: Explore Clever Ways to Benefit from "Stuff" Without Having to Own It

A new online directory helps you find enterprising businesses and projects around the world that are fostering "a community and economy where access trumps ownership."

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The Power of Activism and an Engaged Citizenry: An Interview with Liz Barratt-Brown

Barratt-Brown talks about her lifelong work as an environmental campaigner, and her more recent roles as a tar sands activist and olive oil farmer.

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Join the “Food Revolution” on May 19th

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver encourages schools, businesses, chefs, restaurants, and food lovers to get involved in Food Revolution Day.

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Science-based Research for the "Greater Good"

The Greater Good Science Center, based at the University of California at Berkeley, aims to uncover “the science of a meaningful life.”

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New Dream Staff Picks: Books We Love

New Dream staff share their picks for the most inspirational books they've read on topics of consumerism, parenting, and work-life balance.

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Making Good: Finding Work That Is Meaningful

Is it possible to find a meaningful, fulfilling career that also pays the bills? According to a new book, the answer is yes.

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Join Your Neighbors for a Really, Really Big Lunch

Last year, The Big Lunch brought nearly 2 million people across the United Kingdom out of doors to have lunch in their communities—literally.

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A Roadmap to a New Economy: An Interview with Gus Speth

Speth talks about the need to reshape the political and economic system to work better for all Americans.

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Creating Community, One Market at a Time

St. George's Market in Belfast, Ireland, showcases how local markets can bridge historical divides and give back to communities.

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Advertising in Schools May Be Less Lucrative Than Thought

A new report finds that advertising in schools poses a threat to children’s education and development and doesn’t address budget woes.

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The World of Creative Activism

Good ideas meet excellent execution in the new world of creative activism.

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Tackling the Twin Threats of Population and Consumption: An Interview with Robert Engelman

The new head of Worldwatch says we need to address both population growth and rising consumption if we hope to bring about a more sustainable world.

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What’s the “Real” Climate Footprint of Your Community?

By measuring consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions, we can chart a path to more sustainable ways of living and doing.

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Beyond GDP: New Measures for a New Economy

A new report from Demos points out the problems with using GDP as the predominant benchmark of our economic and social progress.

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