Monday, October 27, 2008

The Story of Stuff

The fine people at The Story of Stuff have put together a short video that ties together American consumption patterns, Environmental Waste (i.e. garbage), Worker exploitation, depressed wages, Big Box retailers, corporate self-interests and Job Losses (among other things). While it sounds like a pretty bombastic claim, video host Annie Leonard makes a compelling argument. You can watch the FULL video online or download it for distribution. Ain't the internet great ?

From the website:
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

What do you guys think of the video? (Plus, the animation is VERY clever. SOS is a good presentation on the Environment for school aged children, too.) Leave a comment. Play nice.

Again, you can watch the FULL video online or download it for distribution.


Michael Palombo said...

Love this post, But I would encourage you to stop the sale of DVD's and go on-demand/PPV for a greener planet.
check out for a PPV on-demand player

2 million tons of ewast produced every year, and a lot of that is old DVD's dumped by video stores, like netflix, even film festivals are guilty of mass dumping of DVD's

Susan Greenwood said...

The Naperville Public Library will host a screening and discussion of "The Story of Stuff" on Thurs., Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in our 95t Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr., one block east of Rt. 59.

Please help us spread the word!
Susan Greenwood
Naperville Public Library