Thursday, March 6, 2008


Resource extraction as it’s currently practiced is brutal business, but it’s only part of the people-using, planet-trashing picture. Take a look at this breezy, 20-minute little chalk talk on consumption, broken into chapters that make it extra easy to use. It’s hosted by Annie Leonard, a young and irreverent expert on sustainability who spent 10 years tracking the flow of stuff from the source to the factory to the dump and beyond. The Story of Stuff shows the connections between lifestyles and their impacts in an era of “changing climates and declining happiness.”

And the story ends on an upbeat note. As Leonard explains, “The good thing about such an all-invasive problem is there are so many points of intervention!”

- From Peace x Peace newsletter 3/6/08