The holiday season is arguably our greatest cultural paradox. Tradition, family, and faith are obscured by the pressures to spend. We all want to show our loved ones that we care about them, but we don’t want to go broke in the process. And isn’t it possible to celebrate without leaving a trail of trash that will stay in the landfills long after the season has passed?
New Dream's Simplify the Holidays Pledge offers many fun and creative actions you can take to add more meaning and environmental mindfulness to the holiday season. This year, take the pledge to simplify your holidays!
Instructions: Below is a list of 15 ideas to help you celebrate the holidays with more joy and less stuff. Pledge to 5 actions — or more! — that you will adopt this year:
We seek to cultivate a new American dream—one that emphasizes community,
ecological sustainability, and a celebration of non-material values.