Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Meditating on the Materials Economy: AKA, Studying "The Story of Stuff"

This winter, I'm taking an online course through the Green Education Foundation Institute.  Through part of the studies, I found my way back to the 21 minute video by Annie Leonard--her original "Story of Stuff."  I have got to admit it: I'm a big fan of Annie Leonard.  I have seen her speak, and I have read her book.  Not quite a junkie, but close.  Well, okay... maybe, I am. 

She just truly has her finger on the pulse of materials economy:  extraction, production, distribution, consumption (including the dastardly planned and perceived obsolescence) and disposal.  If you haven't seen it, you need to take the time, and do it today!  It's that important, and she is soo right!!

Other GTG "Blasts from the Past" and my previous commentary on the "Story of Stuff":

Sweet Tweets & "Stuff"  3/13/2010

Ode to Annie Leonard,  3/15/2010

Scary Stuff and Powerful Percentages, 7/10/2010

Story of... My Garage!  11/14/2010

Another Successful Story of Stuff:  The Story of Broke, 11/17/2011

Story of Stuff  7/7/2011

Ghosts of Christmas Past in My Kids' Toy Room, 12/3/2011

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