Mission: The center for a new american dream helps americans to reduce and shift their consumption to improve quality of life, protect the environment and promote social change.
Programs: New dream's collaborative communites program helps people engage offline and take action in their communities. Our get2gether platform connects local new dreamers with new dream teams to work together to organize fun projects and participate in our neighborhood challenge. Our community action kit includes our guides to going local, sharing resources, and getting rid of bottled water. Our solutions-oriented webinar series covers topics from starting a tool library to hosting a clothing swap.
new dream's beyond consumerism program provides tools to help families and individuals rein in consumerism in everyday life. This program includes several resources. Sokind, which allows you to create " alterntive" gift registries focused less on stuff and more on family, fun, and friends. Our simplify the holidays campaign, with tips for creating less wasteful and more meaningful holiday celebratons. Kids unbranded, our campaign to help parents and educators reduce commercialism at home and in schools. Our unbottle water campaign, with stories, media resources, and practical tiips to help you eliminate bottled water in your community.
redefining the dream. New dream's "redefining the dream" program seeks to re-imagine the american dream with a focus on more of what really matters. Creating a meaningful life, contributing to community and society, valuing nature, and spending time with family and friends. Through this program, we produce a variety of media, such as our video animations "visualizing a plenitude economy" and "the high price of materialism. " the purpose of these resources is to inspire and engage americans to envision an american dream that promotes a sustainable economy, environment, and culture, rather than a dream centered wholly or primarily around the accumulation of material wealth.