Center for a New American Dream
156 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
A new organization created to promote national efforts to turn away from consumerism. Has a Web site that provides a truly excellent list of resources and organizations and Web links to other sites of interest.
The Co-Housing Network
P.O. Box 2584
Berkley, CA 94702
A national clearinghouse of good ideas for co-housing.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service. Offices in most major cities. Provides helpful counseling for people with debt problems and, in San Diego, has developed an excellent school curriculum on wise use of money and credit. For more information on the financial literacy curriculum for preschool through high school students, contact Consumer Credit Counselors of San Diego and Imperial Counties, 1550 Hotel Circle N., Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92108. phone: 619-497-0200. Web address: http:\\www.cccs-sandiego.org
P.O. Box 946
Langley, WA 98260
Publishes In Context, an online magazine devoted to sustainability.
1305 NE 47th
Seattle, WA 98105
Has an excellent curriculum/study guide, Simplicity as Compassion, for use with church groups. Special focus on sustainable consumption.
Focus on the Family
P.O. Box 3550
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3350
The largest conservative Christian organization in the U.S. Some leaders in this organization have expressed concerns about the problem of materialism in American culture and its effects on families.
Foundation on Economic Trends
1660 L Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Examines the ethical, economic and social implications of emerging technologies.
Global Action Plan
P.O. Box 428
Woodstock, NY 12498
Trains household eco-teams to dramatically reduce waste and encourages businesses to cut back on wasteful packaging. Good materials for schoolchildren. Begun in the United States, GAP is now active in many countries worldwide. Check out the organization's EcoTeam Home Page (www.halcyon.com/smenzel/ecoteam)
National Religious Partnership for the Environment
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Includes representatives from Catholic, mainstream Protestant, Evangelical and Jewish churches and has an active task force on consumption.
Northwest Earth Institute
921 S.W. Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97205
Has excellent Voluntary Simplicity curriculum for study groups in workplaces.
Northwest Environment Watch
1402 Third Avenue, Suite 1127
Seattle, WA 98101-2118
A not-for-profit reseach center that works to foster a sustainable economy and way of life in the Pacific Northwest. A good source of information about the impact of overconsumption.
New Road Map Foundation
5557 38th Avenue N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
Founded by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin, authors of Your Money or Your Life. Provides excellent informational pamphlets about the impact of over-consumption and study guides for use with Your Money or Your Life.
Positive Futures Network
P.O. Box 10818
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Publisher of Yes! A Journal Of Positive Futures. David Korten, featured in Affluenza, chairs the board of this organization.
The Media Foundation
1243 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C V6H 1B7
Produces Adbusters Quarterly magazine and television uncommercials. Helps local communities get "uncommercials" on TV.
One Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
The Simple Living Network
A source for books and tapes and other information about voluntary simplicity.
360 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Helps local communities and parent-teacher groups resist commercialism in the classroom.
Institute For Global Engagement
P.O. Box 9716
Federal Way, WA 98063-9716
The world's largest Christian relief and development organization. Offers excellent study guide and video, "Live Simply That Others May Simply Live," about overconsumption and its impact.
1776 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C 20036-1904
Publishes annual State of the World Report. Excellent statistical information.