THINKING THURSDAY – (enjoy learning something new!)
WATCH THIS VIDEO – It’s very interesting:
The Story of Stuff is a documentary about the life-cycle of material goods.
Activist Annie Leonard wrote and narrated the film. The documentary is being used in elementary schools, arts programs, and post-graduate economics classes as well as places of worship and corporate sustainability trainings. By February 2009, it had been seen in 228 countries and territories. According to the hosting site as of September 2009[update], it already had more than 7 million views.
Libertarian and politically conservative critics have described the documentary as misleading and politically liberal; one Montana school board opposed the screening of the film in a biology classroom in a 4–3 vote. The subsequent public outcry against this decision led to a rewrite of the school board’s policy and an award for the teacher who screened the film.
The 20-minute video presents a critical vision of the consumerist American society. It purports to expose “the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.” The video is divided into 7 chapters: Introduction, Extraction, Production, Distribution, Consumption, Disposal, and Another Way.
Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!