Center for a New American Dream

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The Center for a New American Dream "helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice." [1]



Accessed April 2012: [2]


Accessed December 2007: [3]

  • Alan Balch (Bowie, MD) Vice-president, Preventive Health Partnership; former Executive Director of Friends of Cancer Research and Course Instructor in the Environmental Studies Department at University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Liz Barratt-Brown (Washington, DC) - President, Oikos Group; former Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council.
  • Robert Engelman, New American Dream Board President (Takoma Park, MD) - Vice President for Programs, Worldwatch Institute
  • Julie Gorte, New American Dream Board Treasurer (Bethesda, MD)
  • Wendy Philleo (Charlottesville, VA) - Consultant, Hewlett Foundation. Former Program Officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Program Officer at World Wildlife Fund. Also worked for UNEP and the U.S. State Department.
  • Juliet Schor, New American Dream Board Secretary (Newton, MA)
  • Eleanor Sterling (New York, NY)
  • Betsy Taylor (Takoma Park, MD) Former President, Center for a New American Dream
  • Michael P. Totten (Takoma Park, MD)
  • Alicia P. Wittink, New American Dream Board Vice-President

Advisory Board

Accessed April 2012: [4]

Advisory Board

Accessed December 2007: [5]

  • Carl Anthony (New York, NY) - Program Officer, Ford Foundation
  • Alan AtKisson (Sweden) - Author and consultant
  • Benjamin Barber (New York, NY) - Kekst Professor of Civil Society, University of Maryland Executive Director, New York Office, Democracy Collaborative
  • Peter Barnes (San Francisco, CA) - Co-founder and former CEO, Working Assets
  • Lester Brown (Washington, DC) - President, Earth Policy Institute
  • Andi Colnes (Montpelier, VT) - Community organizer and environmental leader in New England; independent consultant.
  • Herman Daly (College Park, MD) - Economist, University of Maryland
  • Dianne Dillon-Ridgley (Iowa City, IA) - UN Representative - World YWCA
  • Alan Durning (Seattle, WA) - Executive Director, Northwest Environment Watch
  • Danny Glover (Oakland, CA) - Actor and activist
  • Paul Gorman (Sausalito, CA) - Executive Director, National Religious Partnership for the Environment
  • Jacqueline Hamilton (Los Angeles, CA) - Director, LA Environmental Justice Project Office, Environmental Defense
  • Paul Hawken (Sausalito, CA) - President, Natural Capital Institute
  • Winona LaDuke (St. Paul, MN) - Program Director, Honor the Earth Fund
  • Hunter Lovins (Longmont, CO) - Co-Founder, Natural Capitalism Group
  • Joanna Macy (Berkeley, CA) - Author
  • Bill McKibben (Johnsbury, NY) - Author
  • Norman Myers (Oxford, England) - Visiting Fellow, Green College, Oxford University
  • Mary Pipher (Lincoln, NE) - Author of Reviving Ophelia; In the Shelter of Each Other; Another Country; and The Middle of Everywhere: The World's Refugees Come to Our Town; clinical psychologist.
  • Henry Richmond (Portland, OR) - Founder, 1000 Friends of Oregon and Executive Director, American Land Trust
  • Vicki Robin (Seattle, WA) - Co-Founder and President, New Road Map Foundation
  • Dick Roy (Portland, OR) - Founder, Northwest Earth Institute
  • Jerry Schubel (Long Beach, CA) - President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific
  • David Suzuki (Vancouver, British Columbia) - President, David Suzuki Foundation
  • Charles Terry (Whidbey Island, WA) - Former President, The Philanthropic Collaborative




Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. About, Center for a New American Dream, accessed December 28, 2007.
  2. Center for a New American Dream Board, organizational web page, accessed April 25, 2012.
  3. Directors, Center for a New American Dream, accessed December 28, 2007.
  4. Center for a New American Dream Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed April 25, 2012.
  5. Advisory Board, Center for a New American Dream, accessed December 28, 2007.