Making the Shift to Zero Waste Living

A zero waste lifestyle might seem hard to implement and complicated to follow. But by taking small steps, you can make it a reality.

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Learning About Microfinance as a Family: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

We often hear about gifts that “keep on giving,” but in the case of a microloan, it really can. A Colorado mom shares her experience.

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We Must Be the Change

Beyond everyday lifestyle changes like wasting less, we can take steps outside our homes to have greater influence.

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Your Money or Your Life? Share Your Story!

This classic book on achieving financial independence is being updated... and the authors want to hear from you!

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Hope for a New(er) Dream

As the Center for a New American Dream transitions to a new leadership model, outgoing Board Chair Holly Minch reflects on her time in service to the organization.

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Give Less, Give More

Mom and simple living expert Julie Fathy explains her "give less" approach to holiday gift giving, which honors the recipient, people, and the planet.

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Christmas 2016: Not Made in China

How one New Dreamer found meaning in finding and creating presents that reflect the true value of Christmas and family.

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Why the Elf on the Shelf Is Not Welcome in My House

New Dream's Edna Rienzi offers tips to help parents avoid the "slippery slope" of this popular Christmas tradition.

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Executive Director Tracy Bowen: My Year with New Dream

Departing executive director Tracy Bowen reflects on her role as "midwife" of New Dream's efforts to optimize its impact and streamline its operations.

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A Light at the End of the Black Friday Tunnel

The Black Friday shopping frenzy has become extreme enough that even a handful of retailers themselves are protesting against it.

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