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.
Go Beyond Consumerism
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, a guide for reducing commercialism in our children's lives.
The High Cost of Materialism
Learn how America's culture of consumerism is undermining our well-being.
Beyond Green Consumerism
What we buy matters. But what we do matters more.
Tips for Parenting in a Commercial Culture
Practical tools to push back against the onslaught of commercialism.
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