Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Do you know the Story of Stuff?

If you keep up with the front page news, you might have noticed that Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff" was featured in the New York Times on Monday, May 11.  Many of us in the OS think this is a good tool  that can be used to explain the complex relationship between consumerism, waste, and climate change - sometimes good, sometimes bad.

The video is about 20 minutes long.  Take a look, if you haven't seen it already.  Pass it on to your friends and family, if you'd like.  Of course, this video isn't without controversy - while it's being viewed in classrooms around the country, one school board banned it because it was "anticapitalism."  So, what do you think, UIC?  Is it one-sided?  Is it spot-on?

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