Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Story of Stuff

1. Yesterday I posted
"What happens to your discarded computer?".
2. Yesterday “Anonymous” posted a comment to my March 7th post,
"After 9/11, Bush urged us to go shopping," and included a link to The Story of Stuff.
3. This morning I received an e-mail from an old kayaking friend who sent me a link to The Story of Stuff.

Shopping: I don’t like to shop. I either shop locally or online. I shudder thinking about walking into Macy’s and being confronted by a thousand purses. This afternoon I walked three blocks to downtown
Healdsburg, population 11,000, and bought a few Christmas presents, mostly books.

When I got back home, I watched the 20 minute video,
The Story of Stuff. It was well worth every minute. I highly recommend that everyone take one-third of an hour from the frenzy of holiday shopping to watch this video.

You’ll also find a link to resources that will provide you with more information and an opportunity to get involved in stopping stuff from taking over your life.

1 comment:

Chris Borland said...

You were right. It WAS worth every minute!

Thoroughly documented, simply organized, very well done, a really useful site indeed. Amazing the education that the internet has made possible. One reason to truly have hope for our future. Inspired me to add a sidebar module called "Education" devoted to sites that tell important stories and teach critical information. "The Story of Stuff" is the first item on the list.

Thanks for turning us on to this excellent resource.