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New Dream Bumper Sticker and Simple Lifestyle Make Nightly News

Living simply is in the news in Portland, Maine--along with New Dreamer Nancy Artz. Nancy, who is a professor of consumer behavior at the Business University of Southern Maine, appeared with her husband on a local news segment to talk about their simple, green lifestyle.

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Tags: Green lifestyle, Living simply, New dreamer tips, Reduce carbon footprint

The Key is to Reduce

One of the ideas we stress here at The Center for the New American Dream is being a responsible consumer - someone who thinks critically about the full impact of what they are purchasing. The drawing above illustrates this principle by actually ranking the three R's - reduce, reuse, and recycle. ...

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Tags: Consumption, Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

The Universal Language of Slow Food

Like many socially conscious Americans, I’ve had my fair share of qualms with the celebration of Thanksgiving. It’s been a struggle to find meaning in an historic event that represents the birth of American imperialism and hubris, commemorated in a day that’s become largely associated with consum...

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Tags: Food activism, Slow food, Thanksgiving

Volunteering and the Subtle Economy: Promises of Connectedness

Acquiring stuff doesn't make you as happy as it promises it will...so what to do with that urge to shop? As the holiday machine gears up for another shopping season, it's fairly easy to decode the messages all around: buy buy buy. Embedded within the advertisement for a new watch, the latest com...

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Forget commercialism! The new realities of consumption and the economy.

Further analysis of the financial crisis by Dr. Juliet Schor Spending our way to prosperity? Not this time around. As a "New Dream" economist, I am asked all the time: won't consuming less hurt the economy? When there's less spending, people get laid off, their incomes fall and businesses, espe...

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Before Eggnog: Holiday highs, lows, and the simple path in between

Holiday shopping may appeal to your instincts, but you can don't have to obey. It's begun. The local drugstore is my gauge for the passage of the retail seasons: during the "Valentine season" (which seems to get longer and more elaborate every year), motion-activated stuffed bears wave their arm...

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Tags: Advertising, Holiday budget, Mall, Psychology, Shopping

Living in Interesting Times

The Great Depression has been mentioned a lot recently – Google searches on the subject have risen sharply in the past couple months. The Depression and its Black Tuesday – October 29, 1929, the day of the stock market crash that signaled the beginning of the economic downturn that was to last ov...

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Tags: Great depression, History, Population cohort, Recession, September 11

Frugal Treasure Hunters Furnish Apartment

by Guest Contributor Shaun Randol, originally published in the Queens Tribune [gallery] Sarah and I have been living in New York for two years now, albeit in university housing. As such, we had no need for the goods of everyday American living—standard furnishings like bed, dresser and microwav...

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Tags: Apartments, Frugal living, Furnishings, Recycle, Reuse, Savings

The Economic Crisis Diet

As you may have read in the recent post about the green economy, there is a growing movement dedicated to finding solutions that address the economic and environmental crises simultaneously. We recently came across this great blog post that proposed a number of actions you can take as an individu...

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Tags: Economy

The Green Economy: Win-Win Rather Than Either/Or

In uncertain times we tend to be more conservative, harking back to earlier recessions for tried and true remedies, or speaking in terms of limitation and tightening our belts. While these approaches may be valuable to our country right now, it's nice to know that sometimes the government need ...

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Tags: Economy, Green jobs, History

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