A lot of us want to contribute to the world in meaningful ways. Just by taking little steps, you can make more of an impact than you might think.
The Center for a New American Dream encourages people to buy less, enjoy life more and join together to create a less materialistic, more sustainable culture. And the message has particular resonance in January.
Go solar — together! Through community techniques such as cooperatives, bulk purchasing, and group net metering, solar energy can be more affordable for everyone.
No matter the extent of your choices, any guilt-free addition to your table is a win-win for you and the planet.
Wendy Philleo, executive director of the Center for a New American Dream, says she limits her two children, ages 8 and 6, to one gift each from Santa and one from Mom and Dad. She suggests asking your children what they love about the holidays that has nothing to with getting things.
Freedom alone can't be the end-all for Americans. We need to embrace our role as ecological stewards, writes guest blogger Jake Giessman.
Do you really need to own a car "just in case" you have to move every few years? A car-free enthusiast responds to his critics.
I enjoy a bargain as much as the next fella. But let's not delude ourselves into spinning our annual surrender to holiday commercialism into a Waltons moment.
The most cherished gifts don't come in fancy packaging or from a trendy store. Guest blogger Sarah Wolpow explains.
Beery talks with us about his efforts to broaden the dialogue around sharing, simplicity, and community connection.