COMMUNITY ACTION KIT: Guide to Going Local

The Guide to Going Local is full of ideas and advice on how to strengthen the local economy in your town: through buying local, highlighting new entrepreneurs, instilling local pride, investing locally, and more.

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The first guide in the New Dream Community Action Kit is all about sharing: everything from starting a tool library to organizing a solar cooperative, from holding a clothing swap to launching a time bank.

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Simplify the Holidays Booklet

Our popular booklet offers practical tips for making your holiday season more meaningful, with more joy and less stuff.

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Conscious Consumer Shopping Guide

For tips on buying responsibly, check out our Conscious Consumer Shopping Guide, which covers everyday items from baby goods to seafood.

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Good Times Made Simple: The Lost Art of Fun

Packed with inexpensive, non-commercial ways to spend time with your family - an antidote to video games, TV, and trips to the mall.

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New Dream's Wallet Buddy

This cleverly designed paper sleeve wraps around an ATM or credit card and offers a list of possible questions to ask before making a purchase.

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True Wealth: A Plenitude Economy

In Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, economist and New Dream board co-chair Juliet Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.

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Smart Consumers: An Educator's Guide to Exploring Consumer Issues and the Environment

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary guide that helps middle school students learn more about how their consumer choices affect the environment and how they can make a difference by buying differently.

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"I Buy Different"

This 37-page guide is designed to help young people understand their purchasing power and what they can do to reduce their environmental impact.

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New Dream Holiday Poll 2005

In 2005, New Dream conducted a national poll about the holiday season. The survey showed that most Americans wish the holidays were less materialistic and believe that the holidays should be more about family and caring for others, not giving and receiving gifts.

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