Looking for a resource to stimulate a class discussion about sustainability?
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. 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 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.
The Story of Stuff shows the environmental and social impact of the material consumption that drives our current economy and shows how we can work together for a more sustainable and just world. The Web site contains loads of fact sheets, links, resources, and discussion questions. After watching the video, check out the Green Schools Initiative's Web site for information on taking action and resources for greening your school.
Watch the video at http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-stuff/
In addition to The Story of Stuff, this website also includes related videos on:
The Story of Electronics (http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-electronics/)
The Story of Cosmetics (http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-cosmetics/)
The Story of Bottled Water (http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/)
The Story of Cap & Trade (http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-cap-trade/)
The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-citizens-united-v-fec/)
The Story of Broke (http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-broke/)
The Story of Solutions: Why Making Real Change Starts with Changing the Game (http://storyofstuff.org/movies/the-story-of-solutions/)
The Story of Stuff