Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Story of Stuff

Some of you may find this NY Times article and video anti-capitalist and somewhat brutal and you may be correct, but it also has some truth to it. Which is probably the reason that The Story of Stuff, a 20 minute animated video about the effects of human consumption, has become a hit in classrooms across the nation.
The video was created by Annie Leonard in December 2007. Ms. Leonard is self-educated on where waste goes and worked for Greenpeace to prevent richer nations from dumping their trash in poorer ones. She produced the video, divided into 7 tidy animated sections, with the Free Range Studios company, and with money from numerous nonprofit groups. Please take a look and post a comment.

1 comment:

Samantha said...

Thanks for posting this. I am so glad to see someone focusing on the issue of consumption and consumerism. I naively thought I might be the only person concerned with the direction our country has gone and is going. This video and the news that millions have already watched is wonderful. Now if only people get wise and make some changes in their own lives...