The Story Of Stuff – You've Gotta Watch This Wonderful Video!

by Katy on July 1, 2008 · 4 comments


Still think that the current consumer culture is no big deal?

Watch this video clip, and then go to Annie Leonard’s “Story Of Stuff” website to view the full 20 minute video in its entirety.

Enjoy.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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Andy Goodell July 1, 2008 at 4:57 am

It’s definitely a good video to watch for people can be more aware of all the processes that go into making stuff, but there is a big problem with the video also. It puts no guilt into consumerism. It doesn’t say that we should buy less, buy fair trade, organic, local, handmade, or from groups which benefit society more than just a corporation. The video makes it clear that big government and big corporations are solely to blame, and they are definitely at fault for a lot of this, but that doesn’t make it okay to be a crazy consumer and just say “not my fault!” There should be another 5 minutes on the end of that to explain our insane consumer habits.
-Andy

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thenonconsumeradvocate July 1, 2008 at 8:58 am

Andy,

Did you watch the entire 20 minute video?

Annie Leonard does address how people buying the the useless stuff is what’s driving the whole consumer/ manufacturer mess.

Thanks for your comment.

-Katy Wolk-Stanley
The Non-Consumer Advocate

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Andy Goodell July 3, 2008 at 6:39 am

I did, a few times. She does address those to some extent, but it really seemed like a bashing of the big powers that be rather than taking a real look at our current rates of consumption.

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