Video: The High Price of Materialism

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Video
Abstract: 

In this short animation produced by the Center for a New American Dream, psychologist Tim Kasser discusses how America's culture of consumerism undermines our well-being. When people buy into the ever-present marketing messages that "the good life" is "the goods life," they not only use up Earth's limited resources, but they are less happy and less inclined toward helping others.

The animation both lays out the problems of excess materialism and points toward solutions that promise a healthier, more just, and more sustainable life.

Video length: 5:37

To watch the video, visit: http://youtu.be/oGab38pKscw

Author: 
The Center for a New American Dream
Topic Areas: 
Sustainability
Target Audience: 
All
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
5:37 minutes
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

The Center for a New American Dream
455 Second Street SE, Suite 101
Charlottesville, VA 22902
info@newdream.org
301-891-3683
http://www.newdream.org