Providing tools and support to families, citizens, and activists to counter our consumerist culture and to create new social norms about how to have a high quality of life and a reduced ecological footprint.

New Dream's Beyond Consumerism program provides tools to help families and individuals rein in consumerism in everyday life. You'll find resources like:

  • SoKind, which allows you to create "alternative" gift registries focused less on stuff and more on family, fun, and friends.
  • Our Simplify the Holidays campaign, with tips for creating less wasteful and more meaningful holiday celebrations.
  • Kids Unbranded, our campaign to help parents and educators reduce commercialism at home and in schools.
  • Our Reducing Plastics campaign, with resources and tips to help you eliminate bottled water and plastic bags in your community.
  • Our video, "The High Price of Materialism," in which psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how consumerism undermines well-being.

The High Cost of Materialism

Learn how America's culture of consumerism is undermining our well-being.

Watch the Video