The Story of Stuff

“From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. 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. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.”

This video above is a “sleeper hit in classrooms around the country” and has had over 6 million views. Read the New York Times review about this video’s impact in the classroom: A Cautionary Video about America’s Stuff.

There are many resources on the website The Story of Stuff, so “click around, get involved.”

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