New American Dream

September 29th, 2005 by Peter Schmelzer

new american dream sustainable remodeling

We recently found the website for the New American Dream, and organization founded on this mission:

The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice.

The site addresses issues from daily living and purchasing to advertising and remodeling. It even suggests some ways to “turn the tide“:

1. Walk, Bike, Carpool… (Drive Less)
2. Eat Less Feedlot Beef
3. Eat Eco-friendly Seafood
4. Free Yourself From Junk Mail
5. Install Compact Flourescents
6. Stop Freezing in the Summer
7. Stop Sweating in the Winter
8. Eliminate Lawn Pesticides
9. Reduce Home Water Usage
10. Inspire Your Friends

The group, with over 30,000 members, is promoting balance and striving for what we really want in life, rather than what media tells us we need. It partners in a variety of efforts to support a better world including adocacy, action, purchasing groups, and community involvement.

We are impressed with the site, and add our endorsement to those of some big names (Meryl Streep, Jane Goodall…)

Check it out if this sounds as intriguing to you as it is to us.

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