Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Story of Stuff

While cruising the Internet some time ago, I came across a video called "The Story of Stuff". For most of you visiting this blog, you've probably seen it.



Its written and performed by a woman called Annie Leonard who is an activist in the US of A who decided that the Internet was a good way to get her message across. Since then she has a whole website dedicated to changing our consumer habits. I still really like the original 'Story of Stuff' and revisited it recently with my niece and her new husband as we were having a discussion about our lack of junk mail and her need to buy stuff for her new house and the baby that was on the way.

For those who haven't seen it - here is the link. Its a twenty minute video, excellent for children to watch and very engaging! Its part animated and part real person and very informative.

I have noticed some new videos on Annie's site since I last visited (Link here) for those who know the Story of Stuff, and for those like me who like books - There is a book of the story of stuff. I got mine from the local library. If you ask for the book they usually buy them if they don't stock them (That's how I got hold of a copy of Rhonda's book, Down to Earth)

So have a look, have a think and see what you reckon about the Story of Stuff!

Score card:
Green-ness: 5/5 for educating yourself (especially if you watch it on line!)
Frugal-ness: 5/5 will cost you nothing and encourage  you to spend less!
Time cost: About 20 minutes
Skill level: Watching a video is something I think we can all do with ease!
Fun -ness: Grab some popcorn and a cuppa and enjoy!

2 comments:

Trish said...

I have watched this before and still love it! I hadn't seen her updated website though so thank you for the link. It's a great motivator when I feel I'm falling off the anti-consumer bandwagon!

Practical Frog said...

I know what you mean - good refresher/restrainer for those days when you want to buy Buy BUY! - K xx

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