Remove, Flog and Dump: The Story of Stuff

18 10 2008
© Tides Foundation & Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption

© Tides Foundation & Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption

Related to a recent post on the idiocy of anthropogenically induced climate change, the lunacy of our current economic system and the complete lack of valuing undervaluing of ecosystem services on which our lives depend, I invite you to watch the highly entertaining Story of Stuff. Although terribly American (well, I guess that’s excusable given it is made by an American and targets other Americans, the greatest per capita resource consumers in the world), it applies to everyone, everywhere.

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.