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CTV News: Three Alternative Gifts When Scaling Back on Holiday Presents

December 11, 2015

Giving gifts of time or experience are among the suggestions to "Simplify the Holidays" in a free e-booklet provided by the Center for a New American Dream. An online registry developed by the organization offers the chance to formalize such requests.

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Wharton and Rubicon: How Green Is the Sharing Economy?

December 11, 2015

A 2014 survey by the Center for a New American Dream reported that a whopping 91% of Americans believe that “the way we live produces too much waste,” and 70% agree that, “we [Americans] consume more resources and produce more waste compared to other countries.”

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Attn: What Holiday Shopping Does to Your Brain

November 2, 2015

The Center for a New American Dream shares several resources for a new way to approach the holiday season altogether.

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The Atlantic: Can There Be a Less Materialist American Dream?

October 7, 2015

The scholar and cultural critic Juliet Schor argues that the once-niche opposition to hyper-consumerism is becoming more mainstream.

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Indiana State University Magazine: Does the American Dream Still Exist?

January 1, 2015

A 2014 national survey by the Center for a New American Dream polled 1,872 people and found six common concepts considered “very or extremely” significant to the American dream.

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Bridal Rebellion: Podcast 026 – A Registry for People Who Don’t Want Stuff, with Edna Rienzi

December 16, 2014

Edna Rienzi, program coordinator at the Center for a New American Dream, has helped build one of the most useful wedding registries, the SoKind Registry.

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Corvallis Gazette-Times: Earth Year: Keep Nature in Mind When Gift-Giving

December 4, 2014

As we enter a season of intense marketing to children, consider countering that with ideas from the Center for A New American Dream.

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U.S. News and World Report: The Health Benefits of Simple Living

November 5, 2014

...most American adults live with more stress than they think is healthy.... That doesn't seem to be a problem for “voluntary simplifiers,” who rank themselves lower on stress than a neutral midpoint, [Tim] Kasser's work with the Center for a New American Dream has found.

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U.S. News and World Report: Before You Shop, Ask Yourself These Questions

August 19, 2014

Customized by a variety of organizations, including the Center for a New American Dream and Jews United for Justice, credit card sleeves force shoppers to pause before they buy.

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San Francisco Gate: Consumer Group Outraged by Barbie Partnership

July 22, 2014

"The Girl Scouts of America and Mattel are continuing to move forward with a new partnership despite criticism..."

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