Buying wisely (which sometimes means not buying) particularly calls for a local fingerprint, so we decided to start there. In the coming year, our team of organizers will personalize the tools from New Dream’s Buy Wisely and Conscious Consumer websites to develop a pocket guide to help members of their communities:There are two ways to participate:Buy Less – remembering that the most economical and earth-friendly purchase is often the one never made;
Buy Local – choosing products and businesses that support your neighbors, your downtown, and all the best parts of your community;
Buy in Line (with your values) – choosing products that are good for people, the planet, and everything you hold dear.
--> If you have a great idea, and have at least two to five hours a week to make it reality, apply for a mini-grant.
--> If you don't have at least two to five hours a week to spare, but still want to participate, apply to become a local advisor.
Visit New American Dream to complete either application. Hurry, the deadline for submission is March 20th. If you have questions, write New American Dream at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you like, leave us a comment about your great idea. Maybe it will catch on! Even if you don't get a grant, you can still buy wisely locally, and encourage others to do the same.
"All that you touch you change. All the you change changes you." Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents (1998)