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Wharton and Rubicon: How Green Is the Sharing Economy?

A 2014 survey by the Center for a New American Dream reported that a whopping 91% of Americans believe that “the way we live produces too much waste,” and 70% agree that, “we [Americans] consume more resources and produce more waste compared to other countries.”

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Bottled Water-Free Holidays: A First Step in Kicking the Bottled Water Habit

Trying to find a way to wean yourself off the bottle? Why not start with a holiday pledge.

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How to Ask for the Gifts You Really Want This Holiday Season

Do you get too much "stuff" over the holidays? Here are three ways that New Dreamers have transformed their gift-giving traditions.

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Top 6 Ways to Simplify and Enjoy Your Holidays

For a holiday season focused on "more of what matters," check out our six favorite simplifying tips.

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Attn: What Holiday Shopping Does to Your Brain

The Center for a New American Dream shares several resources for a new way to approach the holiday season altogether.

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Publication Recommendation: Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense

This new book presents 28 tools for promoting investing locally, with examples of people and initiatives in Vermont.

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Host an Alternative Gift Fair!

Tired of the commercialization of the holidays? Looking to do something different? Host an Alternative Gift Fair in your community!

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6 Ways That Parents Can Push Back Against Harmful School Commercialism

At school, ads can now be found on everything from team uniforms to cafeteria banners to homework folders. Learn some ways to push back.

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WEBINAR RECORDING: Media Break-a-thon

During this special webinar event, parents and educators learned how to deconstruct and "talk back" to commercials.

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The Atlantic: Can There Be a Less Materialist American Dream?

The scholar and cultural critic Juliet Schor argues that the once-niche opposition to hyper-consumerism is becoming more mainstream.

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