Resources related to consumer education, media literacy, and voluntary simplicity

  • The Center for a New American Dream

    Provides consumer-education materials, including the video, “More Fun, Less Stuff: The Challenges and Rewards of a New American Dream”. The Center works with individuals, institutions, communities, and businesses to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, counter the commercialization of American culture, and promote social justice. Click here to be directed to the site.

  • The New Road Map Foundation

    The New Road Map Foundation (NRM) is a non-profit educational and charitable foundation that aims to cultivate a cooperative human community by creating and distributing practical tools and innovative approaches to personal and cultural change. Since 1980, a big focus of the foundation has been on teaching the program in Your Money and Your Life, by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin.

  • New Mexico Media Literacy Project

    Founded in 1993, the New Mexico Literacy Project is an outreach project of Albuquerque Academy and is one of the most successful media literacy organizations in the United States. Centered on building healthy communities, the New Mexico Media Literacy Project supports critical thinking concerning today’s media culture. Their website offers educational media literacy presentations for youth and adults, a free newsletter, training opportunities, and media literacy curricula on CD and DVD.

  • Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME)

    Founded in 2002 in Albuquerque, N.M, the Action Coalition for Media Education is an emerging global coalition run by and for media educators. It is dedicated to teaching about media literacy, developing and distributing media education curricula and tools, advocating independent media production, and supporting local, state, national, and global media reform as well as media justice efforts. Using a wide variety of multimedia curricula and resources, ACME helps individuals and organizations gain the skills and knowledge to access, analyze, evaluate, and produce media in a wide variety of forms.

  • Don’t Buy It: Get Media Smart

    Don’t Buy It: Get Media Smart is a media literacy website for young people that encourages users to think critically about media and become smart consumers. Activities on the site are designed to provide users with some of the skills and knowledge needed to question, analyze, interpret, and evaluate media messages.

  • Media Education Foundation (MEF)

    Founded in 1991 by University of Massachusetts Communication professor and media scholar Sut Jhally, the Media Education Foundation is the nation’s leading producer and distributor of educational videos. The foundation encourages students to critically consider the structure of the media industry and the content it produces. It aims to inspire people to reflect on the social, political and cultural impact of American mass media.

  • The Simple Living Network

    Since 1996, The Simple Living Network – – has been providing resources, tools, examples, and contacts for conscious, simple, healthy, restorative living. This site offers a free online newsletter, discussion forums, in person and online study groups and simplicity circles, and a wide variety of CDs, DVDs, e-books, and brochures on topics related to voluntary simplicity.

  • is an educational company helping to move society beyond the addictive consumerism embedded in our culture. It especially utilizes humor to reach people (Get Satisfied Cartoon Gallery and Get Satisfied Game Show) and offers the Get Satisfied Interactive Handbook as a brief web course teaching “the satisfaction of enough.”

  • The Simplicity Resource Guide

    This site offers “a wide spectrum of resources related to voluntary simplicity, a way of life that addresses the widespread yearning in North America and other western countries for a slower pace of life with more time for joyful relationships, fulfilling work, and living one’s dreams”. Included are book reviews, articles and essays, and information about organizations and activities related to simplicity. Click here to be directed to the site.

  • The Simplicity Forum

    Founded in 2001 by the New Road Map Foundation in partnership with Seeds of Simplicity, the Simplicity Forum is a leadership alliance dedicated to honoring and achieving simple, just, and sustainable ways of life for all.

  • Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping

    Reverend Billy (Bill Talen) and The Church of Stop Shopping are an advocacy group that believes consumerism is overwhelming our lives and warns of a coming shopocalypse. They perform throughout the country in a variety of venues to proffer their message that our neighborhoods are “disappearing into the corporatized world of big boxes and chain stores” and expose companies without “fair trade” policies.

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