/*23 Breaths: The Story of Stuff*/

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Story of Stuff

The Film
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute film that takes viewers on a provocative and eye-opening tour of the real costs of our consumer driven culture—from resource extraction to iPod incineration.




The Story
Annie Leonard, an activist who has spent the past 10 years traveling the globe fighting environmental threats, narrates the Story of Stuff, delivering a rapid-fire, often humorous and always engaging story about “all our stuff—where it comes from and where it goes when we throw it away.”

The Website
The Story of Stuff

My $.02
It's not the stuff, we have to have stuff, what the consumer culture doesn't cultivate is any awareness of where the stuff comes from, the impact it has during it's maufacture, where the stuff goes when we are done with the stuff and the ongoing impact it has if it's incinerated or stuck in a landfill.  I would also venture to say that the ability to distinguish between a good piece of beautifully made custom stuff is over shadowed by the latest, newest, shiny,  "tastes great less filling stuff" and the ever popular desire more, more, more stuff.

Anyway, more stuff to think about.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good stuff!