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!

Helping Communities Think Systemically: An Interview with Eleanor Sterling

Sterling talks about the need for “big-picture” thinking to address the world’s most pressing environmental and conservation challenges.

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If It's Broke, Fix it! A Glimpse into Brooklyn's Fixers Collective

Each month, master fixers and people with broken things convene to restore the tired items of everyday life.

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E-Waste: What to Do With That Old Gadget

Now that you've upgraded, why not make the responsible choice and donate or recycle your old equipment, rather than just dumping it in the trash?

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Reader Submissions: How I Simplify the Holidays

We asked our readers for their ideas for simplifying the holidays, and the response was overwhelming! Here are some of our favorite tips.

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Printable Coupon Favor Book for the Kids: Easy Step-by-Step Instructions

This printable coupon favor book is a simple gift that is not only meaningful and fun, but also free! Follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own in half an hour.

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"Greatest Board Game of All Time" Launches Environmental Spin-Off

New oil-consumption scenario for The Settlers of Catan brings eye-opening lessons about resource consumption and our impact on the world.

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The High Price of Materialism: Further Reading

Below is a list of sources for the studies referenced in New Dream video The High Price of Materialism, narrated by psychologist Tim Kasser. Overviews of the literature on materialism and consumer culture Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (2000). The “what” and “why” of goal pu...

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VIDEO: The High Price of Materialism

In this short animation, psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being.

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Does Your Town Need a Happiness Initiative?

What if you could accurately measure the happiness of your community based on parameters like physical health, material well-being, and time balance?

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Healthy Communities for a Healthy Planet: An Interview with Alan Balch

The preventative health and environmental sustainability movements face a common challenge: getting people and institutions to change their habits.

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Living Lighter

Living Lighter is a colorful pamphlet filled with helpful tips and resources for reducing your consumer footprint.

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Occupy Movement Needs to “Think Big” About a New Economy

Gus Speth offers participants in the Occupy movement 10 principles to point the way to a new economy and a new politics.

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Conscious Consumer Shopping Guide

For tips on buying responsibly, check out our Conscious Consumer Shopping Guide, which covers everyday items from baby goods to seafood.

On the Web: http://www.newdream.org/programs/beyond-consumerism/consuming-consciously/buy-green

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Weaving a Sustainable Future: An Interview with Gay Nicholson

The founder of Sustainable Tompkins in New York State talks about how she's helped her community lay the groundwork for sustainability.

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Artist Critiques Social Norms and Our Consumer Culture

Undermining the status quo with provocative artwork and a healthy dose of wit and humor.

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How Many Slaves Are Working For You?

A new website and mobile app looks at your purchases and determines the amount of forced labor that's gone into everything you own.

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VIDEO: Collaborative Consumption Groundswell

Just how large and far-reaching is the groundswell toward collaborative consumption? Learn more in this dynamic video from Rachel Botsman.

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New Report Calls for Policy Innovations to Achieve Sustainable Prosperity in the U.S.

Entire sets of assumptions, beliefs, and practices will need to be overturned if the United States is to build a sustainable economy, Worldwatch says.

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Arrested! Voices from the Front Lines of the Tar Sands Protests

Exclusive video and powerful testimony from what has been called the largest act of civil disobedience in the United States in decades.

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Fostering Connection and Resilience Through Common Security Clubs

Two Boston graduate students are building community and increasing their personal security through participation in a local Common Security Club.

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