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!

The Good Life: How to Create a Sustainable and Fulfilling Lifestyle

In The Good Life, author Sherry Ackerman shows how anyone can choose the journey to sustainability and a sensual, fun-filled life.

On the Web: http://www.sherryackerman.com

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Tags: Beyond consumerism

Worker-Owned Cooperatives Help Communities Create Wealth

Learn how the city of Cleveland is benefiting from innovative new models of job creation, wealth building, and sustainability.

On the Web: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt_ZHUDhKjs

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Tags: Collaborative communities

Fixing the Future

In the one-hour PBS special Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio visits communities across America that are using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity in our new economy.

On the Web: http://www.pbs.org/now/fixing-the-future/index.html

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"I Am"

"I Am" explores "what's wrong with our world and what we can do about it." The film draws attention to the deep interconnections between humans and the Earth and between each other.

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The Impossible Hamster

Imagine if a hamster grew forever, like we expect our economies to do. Impossible.

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GrowthBusters

One man takes on City Hall, Wall Street, and the Pope as he questions society's most fundamental beliefs about prosperity.

On the Web: http://www.growthbusters.org/

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Rachel Botsman on Collaborative Consumption

With a dazzlingly graphic display, Botsman presents a compelling case for 21st-century sharing.

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The Good Life: A Parable

Is the "good life" right in front of us and we're just missing it?

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300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds

A great visualization of the past 300 years of fossil fuel use in just 300 seconds. That's about as concise as you're gonna get.

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The Economics of Happiness

This powerful film documents how communities are coming together to build more sustainable local economies.

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21 Hours

The optimal length of the work week? Yes, 21 Hours.

On the Web: http://www.neweconomics.org/publications/21-hours

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Let's Pollute!

Oscar-nominated "Let's Pollute!" spoofs a 1950s-style educational film, giving us information and advice on how to be better polluters. Through this clever reversal, the film holds a fire to our destructive consumer culture.

On the Web: http://www.letspollute.com

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American Dream: The Film

The story of a country living in a culture of endless resource consumption, yet needing to become a country of sustainability and community.

On the Web: http://wordpress.americandreamthemovie.com/?page_id=132

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Tags: Redefining the dream

True Wealth: A Plenitude Economy

In Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, economist and New Dream board co-chair Juliet Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.

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Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case for a More Joyful Christmas

Environmentalist Bill McKibben is the author of Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case for a More Joyful Christmas. I’ve been called my share of names, but the only one that ever really stung was "grinch." The year that a few friends and I started the Hundred Dollar Holiday program through our r...

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GoodGuide: Green Product Information at Your Fingertips

How can we be sure that we're making the right decisions before we get to the checkout line? GoodGuide is a helpful resource that puts all the dimensions of a product at your fingertips.

On the Web: http://www.goodguide.com/

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Tags: Beyond consumerism

Staycations: Cheaper, Greener, and More Relaxing Vacations

Rather then deal with all of the airport madness and the stress of feeling the need to be everywhere and do everything, why not just stay at home and do whatever you want?

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