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.


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18 08 2010
Ecosystem-economy connections: the macro story « Marginal Damage

[…] -> sale -> consumption/use -> disposal (discussed in a very easy-to-understand way in the Story of Stuff) is not sustainable in the long term because of the finite resource base of the planet (think […]

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16 08 2010
Unbounded economic growth destroying biodiversity « ConservationBytes.com

[…] -> sale -> consumption/use -> disposal (discussed in a very easy-to-understand way in the Story of Stuff) is not sustainable in the long term because of the finite resource base of the planet (think […]

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5 11 2009
Emergent Culture – News Literacy: Antidote to the Mainstream Media Poison

[…] Remove, Flog and Dump: The Story of Stuff 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. […]

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10 04 2009
Band-aid approach to fix ecological and economic ruin « ConservationBytes.com

[…] ecological overdraft gets larger, and the day that the world as a whole goes into ecological debt – consuming more resources and producing more waste than the biosphere can provide and absorb – moves ever earlier in the […]

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