Tuesday, February 05, 2008

"Stuff" for a more sustainable and just world

Tides Foundation, Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption and Free Range Studios present a short film from Annie Leonard called "Story of Stuff."

This short (21-minute) look at the real production and consumption patterns sheds light on the intrinsic connections between environmental and social issues. These intertwined topics include government agendas, materialism and consumption, working conditions and even limited resources.

Leonard highlights ways to make real change in the current depleting pattern and to help make a more sustainable and just world. She includes ideas about recycling, equity, economics and green energy. The call to us as citizens is to reclaim the process we, and our "stuff," are a part of and make it better.

Citizenshift has two options you can watch: a short clip here or the full version here.

Enjoy, and get started changing the cycle!

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