Annie Leonard is a board member of the International Forum on Globalization who recently created a short film, The Story of Stuff.
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.
While 20 minutes is hardly enough time to touch on all the issues, this film does a great job and sends an overall positive message. Click the image below to see the film.