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Our mission is to respond to the global warming crisis by promoting energy efficiency, alternative energy, and environmental initiatives throughout the town of York, Maine.

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The benefits of a shorter workweek

Besides the health and happiness benefits of a change in the way that Americans now work, there are clear environmental and energy efficiency gains to be had as well.


In this series of five infographics, New Dream looks at the advantages of a shorter workweek.

While many Americans struggle to find work, those who are employed are often working too much. Long hours, stress, and lack of time to spend with family and friends can lead to unhappiness and lower quality of life. These infographics explore the ramifications of overworking on our health, our happiness, and the environment.

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The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans to reduce and shift their consumption to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice.


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