Embracing Letting Go: Unintentional and Intentional Simplifying

Lisa Lukin realized that her unfulfilling life was only going to change if she intentionally created a new path. Here's her story.

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CTV News: Three Alternative Gifts When Scaling Back on Holiday Presents

Giving gifts of time or experience are among the suggestions to "Simplify the Holidays" in a free e-booklet provided by the Center for a New American Dream. An online registry developed by the organization offers the chance to formalize such requests.

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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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